Buckle up! Fatalities CraSHES 2 LOCAL HIGHWAYS 01-01-14 to date 524 LOCAL HIGHWAYS 01-01-14 to date office of highway safety Cougars down Warriors in 3 sets of Girls Varsity Volleyball B1 C M Y K A’afia tupe malo i ovataimi le fuafuaina tagata faigaluega 9 Bishop of Pago Pago, the Most Reverend Peter Brown accepts on behalf of Hope House, a generous donation of $10,500 from the Bank of Hawaii. The Bishop noted that the bank has been a strong supporter of Hope House for a number of years and this support has enabled the staff and management to continue to provide a high level of care for the elderly and children in their community. (L-R) Hope House board member, Larry Sanitoa; board chairman David Robinson, Bishop Peter Brown; BoH VP and local branch manager, Sophia Semo and Hope House administrator, [courtesy photo] Sister Faustina. online @ samoanews.com Daily Circulation 7,000 PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA Human Resources Dept. reveals more overtime negotiations with DOL by Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu, Samoa News Reporter It was revealed at the cabinet meeting yesterday that the United States Department of Labor and Department of Human Resources are at it again. They are negotiating another settlement payment, this time for employees of the Department of Health, says HR Director Sonny L Thompson. Thompson said that they are in the final stage of the negotiations and that Governor Lolo M. Moliga is supposed to sign off on the settlement this week. It’s unclear how much the settlement will be, how many pay periods are involved and how many employees would be compensated for their overtime. The DHR director also pointed out that USDOL is right in the middle of their investigation into the overtime for the Department of Education. The issue was highlighted by Thompson when he gave a slide show presentation during the Cabinet meeting held on Tuesday, Sept. 30, wherein he stressed the importance of Directors having full knowledge pertaining to overtime. During his presentation, he noted that any work hours over 40 hours per work-week is considered “overtime”, and explained that NON-EXEMPT employees are those who make less than $380 per week ($19,760), who do not have a supervisory role, meaning they do not make suggestions or recommendations in hiring, firing, advancement or promotion of employees within the Department. However, exempt employees are those who make more than $380 per week ($19,760), supervise two or more employees and make recommendations as to the hiring, firing, (Continued on page 14) C M Y K Thursday, October 2, 2014 $1.00 Senator — LBJ Board violated law when it increased stipend by Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu Samoa News Reporter Senator Laolagi Savali Vaeao has pointed out to the hospital board that it needs to act on amending the local statute for their compensation, because the board cannot approve their own compensation aside from what’s in the statute. This was a comment rendered by the Manu’a Senator to the hospital board during a Senate Health Committee hearing, held yesterday morning, to address the continuing problems at the territory’s only hospital. Laolagi said during the hearing that he had heard the hospital board has approved an additional $200 stipend for each member for each meeting they attend. “This is of great concern because the local statute is clear that compensation for board members is $5,000 for a year, while the chairman of the board receives $6,000 per year. “There’s nothing in the law that allows the board to amend the allocated amount of compensation, that’s why the board needs to be reminded that you need go back to the statute— because if this is the case, then it saddens me, because we have to follow the statute, and it [your action] needs to be reconsidered. However if you have not seen the statute then seek an attorney to look at this specific statute,” he stated. Chairman of the hospital board, Mase Akapo responded that the recommendation for the increase came from the former CEO, Joseph Davis Fleming. “This was because we met almost everyday, however the bylaws of the board require meetings be held once every three months. However, due to a number of problems that arose at that time, we had to meet constantly,” he said. Mase said there are times when there is not enough quorum, and so they work on certain issues, but do not act on issues that need the approval of the board. He then explained that the hospital board members leave their respective jobs to tend to the more critical hospital issues. He said it was the CEO’s recommendation that they should meet twice a month, and if they meet more than that, then there should be compensation for the additional meetings. “We accepted the recommendation, but as Chairman I held this decision, I sat on it for four months, yet some other committee members kept on reminding me about this certain compensation, but it was not until last month we received out first monthly compensation.” (Continued on page 14) Tu’uaia Komiti Fa’afoe LBJ mafua’aga tele fa’afitauli falema’i tusia Ausage Fausia E ui i le tele o suiga ma galuega lelei o lo o fa’aauau pea ona molimauina e le atunuu i le falema’i o le LBJ i Fagaalu, peita’i na taua e le afioga i le ali’i senatoa ia Nuanuaolefeagaiga S. Nua i le taeao ananafi, “o le Komiti Fa’afoe le mafua’aga o le tele o fa’afitauli o lo o tutupu i le falema’i”. Na taumafai mai le Ta’ita’ifono o le Komiti Fa’afoe ia Leilua Mase Akapo e tali e tusa ai o ia tu’uaiga, peita’i na fa’auilavea le afioga Mauga Tasi Asuega o le Ta’ita’ifono o le Komiti o le Soifua Maloloina a le Senate, e taofi le tuuina mai o se tali a le Komiti e tusa ai o saunoaga a afioga i senatoa, se’i mae’a ona maua lea o sona avanoa. Na fa’avae le saunoaga a Nuanuaolefeagaiga i saunoaga mai ni isi o senatoa aemaise ai sui o le Komiti Fa’afoe a le Falema’i, i ni isi o suiga o lo o tutupu i le falema’i na mafua ai ona valaau le iloiloga a le Senate i le taeao ananafi. (Faaauau itulau 16) Chairman of the hospital board, Mase Akapo (center), with some the board members during a hearing yesterday before the Senate Health Committee, which asked about the continuing problems at the hospital. One of the issues highlighted was the hospital board’s increase in stipend, which according to Sen. Laolagi Savali Vaeao is against the law, and an amendment to the statute [photo: AF] must be sought through the Fono to make it legal. Page 2 samoa news, Thursday, October 2, 2014 by Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu Samoa News Reporter MOMENTS IN TIME The History Channel On Oct. 13, 1792, the cornerstone is laid for a presidential residence in the capital city of Washington. In 1800, President John Adams became the first president to reside in the executive mansion, which soon became known as the White House. On Oct. 15, 1863, during the Civil War, the submarine C.S.S. Hunley sinks during a test run in Charleston Harbor, killing its inventor and seven crewmembers. The Hunley, propelled by a hand crank that drove the ship’s propeller, would later become the first combat submarine to sink an enemy warship. On Oct. 16, 1916, Pvt. Henry Farr of the British Expeditionary Force is executed for cowardice after he refuses to go into the frontline trenches. Farr was one of 306 British soldiers who were executed for cowardice. They likely suffered from severe shellshock. On Oct. 14, 1939, designer Ralph Lauren is born in New York. Lauren created the “Chaps” stonewashed jeans and faded work shirts designed to appear as if they were from the well-worn wardrobe of a hardworking Western rancher. On Oct. 19, 1958, in Brussels, Belgium, the World’s Fair closes after visits by 42 million people. The U.S. and Soviet exhibition halls were directly across from one another. While the Soviet exhibit centered on the technological accomplishments, the U.S. focused on voting booths, fashions and home furnishings. Both lost to Czechoslovakia for best exhibit. On Oct. 17, 1974, President Gerald Ford explains to Congress that he gave Richard Nixon a full pardon for all offenses against the United States in order to put the tragic and disruptive scandal behind all concerned. Ford’s decision was condemned and is thought to have contributed to his failure to win the 1976 presidential election. On Oct. 18, 1988, “Roseanne,” a television sitcom about a blue-collar American family starring the comedian Roseanne Barr, premieres on ABC. Barr’s portrayal of the loud, abrasive, overweight Roseanne Conner was a sharp contrast to the stereotypical TV housewife in the mold of “Leave It to Beaver’s” June Cleaver. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. ALL PUZZLE ANSWERs on page 14 ELECTION APPEAL HEARING TODAY The Appellate Division of the High Court will hear today the appeal to the election challenge brought by Tualauta Candidate Lucia Bartley against the Chief Election Officer Tuaolo Manaia Fruean. Last week Associate Justice John Ward granted a motion allowing Tualauta Representative Vui Florence Saulo to intervene in said appeal. The challenge lodged by Bartley was denied by the Election Office, noting that Saulo has satisfied the U.S. National requirement for candidates for the American Samoa House of Representatives in accordance with Article II Section 3 of the American Samoa Constitution. Bartley then appealed the ruling to the Appellate Court. Gwen Tauili’ili Langkilde is the attorney for the Election office and Bartley’s attorney is Richard DeSaulles, while Marcellus Talaimalo Uiagalelei and Toetasi Tuiteleleapaga represent Saulo. Last week, Bartley’s attorney filed a motion to supplement the record in accordance with local statute. The motion, dated September 29, 2014 will be heard tomorrow at 1p.m., along with the dismissal motion against Barley’s petition. The supplemental motion says that the record on appeal filed by the Election Office on September 19, 2014 includes exhibits, certified copies of Saulo’s candidate and voter registration file, however “notoriously absent from Saulo’s voter registration file was any copy of her birth certificate despite a clear, handwritten reference to it on the list of documents utilized for verification.” The incomplete file presented to the court by the Election Office appear to be copies of the same files that petitioner’s counsel inspected. “These documents are still not conclusive as to the ultimate issue of whether Saulo is a valid, bona fide US National and subsequently whether Fruean made the proper determination regarding her candidacy.” The petitioner states she has reason to believe that the following agencies and entities do possess documents relevant to a determination of Saulo’s place of birth: Office of Vital Statistics, Department of Health, Administrative Services, Division of the Archives and Records Management, Social Security Office for the territory, United States Army Recruitment Office, Immigration office and United States Department of State. Petitioner presented, and the court issued subpoenas to the Office of Vital Statistics and DoH on September 18, 2014, however other subpoenas for other agencies were denied by the court. Petitioner further seeks the court to grant motion to issue subpoenas to the Social Security office, US Army Recruiting office, Immigration office and United States Department of State. MOTION TO QUASH SUBPOENAS BY SAULO’S In the meantime, Saulo’s attorneys, Marcellus Talaimalo Uiagalelei and Toetasi Fue Tuiteleleapaga have filed a motion to quash the subpoenas for the Vital Statistic Office and DoH. According to Saulo’s motion, two subpoenas were issued by the court clerk on behalf of petitioner. Intervenor Saulo received the filed copies on September 18, and on September 19, 2014 and the court issued an order directing the Acting Court Clerk not to issue the subpoenas that were submitted by Bartley’s counsel, “until or unless the full Appellant Panel has been presented with, heard and decided a motion to supplement the record pursuant to ASCA 4.1043 (a) or motion to correct modify, or otherwise address the content of the record pursuant to ACR 1o (e) or both. Saulo’s attorneys argue that while the court order is clear that the subpoenas should not be issued until the full appellate has an opportunity (Continued on page 15) samoa news, Thursday, October 2, 2014 Page 3 ASDHS to appeal FEMA denial BEST BUY of Individual Assistance funds in Nu’uuli (across from Family Mart) by Fili Sagapolutele, Samoa News Correspondent American Samoa is conducting a reassessment of the damage done to homes and properties that were affected by this summer’s severe storms, flooding and mudslides, as part of its plan to appeal the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s denial of its Individual Assistance request. When President Obama declared early last month that an emergency exists in American Samoa following the disaster which occurred between July 29 and Aug. 3, the territory was only granted Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation, while FEMA denied Individual Assistance funds. FEMA said in its denial that the impact to individual and households during the severe storms was not of the severity or magnitude to warrant the designation of Individual Assistance. which is to help individuals and households that have suffered losses and have outstanding needs as the result of a major disaster According to FEMA, the Public Assistance program helps fund the repair, restoration, reconstruction or replacement of public facilities that are damaged or destroyed by a disaster. It is not to be confused with public welfare programs. Eligible applicants include territory and local governments, Native American tribes, and certain private nonprofit (PNP) organizations that provide essential governmental services. Local Homeland Security Department (ASDHS) Director Iuniasolua Savusa said it’s important for all government departments and agencies, as well as non-profits to contact his office at this time if they had any damage during the recent floods, so that their applications for public assistance can be reviewed and processed. During Tuesday’s cabinet meeting, ASDHS deputy director Jacinta Brown revealed that American Samoa will appeal the denial of Individual Assistance, with Oct. 10 being the deadline to submit the appeal. She says a team of representatives from government agencies will revisit villages where homes were damaged by the disaster and information gathered will be a part of the appeal “that we are pursuing with FEMA” for reconsideration of the denial. Brown said the purpose is to revisit the assessment done after the storm to raise awareness to the “uniqueness of our local community” compared to communities in other states and territories. She says calls are constantly being received by ASDHS from families whose homes were damaged by the disaster but not covered in the initial Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDA). (FEMA spokesman John Hamill had told Samoa News that the PDAs are ‘required’ as an initial step in determining whether supplemental federal disaster assistance is needed to recover from an event. However, actual eligibility is not guaranteed, he said.) The deputy director also said that other assessment needs or requirements that are pertinent to the appeal is the impact on potable water as well any health issues which came about as a result of the storm. She said that information was not included in the first assessment, but will be incorporated into the appeal phase. Some of the concerns which are being addressed and raised by agency representatives involved in this work, are that homeowners may not have been home during the visitations, which are held during working hours. Agency representatives will need ‘after hour’ passes for use of government vehicles to do this work. Brown said ASDHS has been informed by the U.S. Small Business Administration that an official from this federal agency will not be traveling to American Samoa until the appeal issue is resolved. Following Obama’s disaster declaration, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced two weeks ago that it is making lowinterest federal disaster loans available to certain private, nonprofit organizations (PNPs) in American Samoa. Meanwhile, FEMA and ASDHS said Monday in a joint news release that the Public Assistance process is underway for American Samoa government agencies to get federal help in recovering from the severe storms. FEMA designated Federal Coordinating Officer Kenneth Suiso, who is heading the local recovery, said Public Assistance grants reimburse state and local governments for emergency measures, debris clean-up, and repair to roads, bridges and other infrastructure. “Our mission is to help restore critical infrastructure so communities can recover from a disaster and support their citizens,” he said. Yesterday, a Joint Field Office (JFO) was opened in Honolulu where ASDHS, FEMA and other agencies will continue coordinating support for response and recovery efforts in American Samoa following the severe storms. According to a statement, the office will be opened 8a.m. to 4p:30pm. weekdays until further notice. The JFO, which will be for administrative purposes only, will enable effective and efficient coordination of disaster response and recovery operations among state, federal and other agencies. Yesterday, a Joint Field Office (JFO) was opened in Honolulu where ASDHS, FEMA and other agencies will continue coordinating support for response and recovery efforts in American Samoa following the severe storms. According to a statement, the office will be opened 8a.m. to 4p:30pm. weekdays until further notice. The JFO, which will be administrative purposes only, will enable effective and efficient coordination of disaster response and recovery operations among state, federal and other agencies. 699-7233 699-7233 EVERYTHING ON SALE!! 50% OFF on Marble Granite Counter Top USED FAST FOOD EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE 20% - 50% OFF on All Other Items (Windows, Solar A/C, Ceramic Tiles, Plumbing) MAKING SPACE FOR NEW STOCK! IMPORTANT NOTICE The Fagaima Family will hold a meeting on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Avalogo’s resident, across from Island Image in Tafuna. All clans of the Fagaima Family are invited to attend the meeting, for very important matters will be discussed. Please contact Kaio Ah Hing at 731-8136 or 699-7234. Talofa Video “KOREAN, FILIPINO, MEXICAN DRAMA SERIES NOW FOR RENT” NEW ARRIVALS TRANSFORMERS • CHEF LEPRECHAUN: ORIGINA • PARANORMAL DIARIES Pavaiai 699-7206 • Nuuuli 699-1888 • Fagatogo 633-2239 “Va’aiga Fou Mo A Taeao!” “A New Vision for A Brighter Tomorrow!” Sui Tauva mo Uosigitone VETERAN’S WELFARE & MILITARY RECRUITMENT POB 4856, Pago Pago, AS 96799-4856 tel:(684) 677-3182 Landline and Facsimile Cell: (684) 733-7999 Email: [email protected]om Website: meleagi4congress.weebly.com The US Delegate to Washington must maintain a close and effective rapport with the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs. It is imperative that we remain current with all new developments at the VA to better inform our veterans of those decisions that directly impact their benefits. The much welcomed improvements our new US Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs, Robert McDonald will surely benefit our veterans. Our US delegate to Washington must ensure that our local office receives sufficient funding to meet the basic needs of our local veteran’s, at the very least and must be committed to further explore other avenues that will assist in providing comprehensive services that our veteran’s deserve. I salute and thank all men and women of our Territory who have served and gave the ultimate sacrifice, as well as those who continue to serve in our Armed Forces today. I believe our young adults must be given the opportunity to serve in the Armed Forces if they so choose. I encourage and challenge our military recruiters to identify, coach and prepare interested students for Congressional nominations to the following United States Service Academies: United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy and the United State Air Force Academy. The United State Coast Guard Academy compete in a direct nationwide competitive bidding that has no by-state process. If elected, I shall work hard for our veterans and military recruitment issues. MELEAGI SUITONU PLEASE VOTE FOR CHAPMAN for Delegate to Congress in Washington, D.C. Paid for by the supporters of Meleagi for Congress Page 4 samoa news, Thursday, October 2, 2014 U.S. lawsuit against Dongwon Industries for fraud dismissed Information was not from ‘original source’ court says by Samoa News staff The federal court in Wilmington, Delaware has dismissed a civil action suit against Dongwon Industries — owner of StarKist Co., and StarKist Samoa — and four others, who were accused of using “U.S. citizen straw-people” to fraudulently obtain U.S. fishing vessel documentation and tuna fishing licenses to fish in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of Pacific Island Nations for two vessels that are actually Korean owned. Defendants in the suit include Dongwon, Majestic Blue Fisheries LLC, Pacific Breeze Fisheries LLC, Jayne Songmi Kim and her sister Joyce Jungmi Kim, along with their father Jaewoong Kim. The two sisters listed as owning the two fisheries companies, i.e. fishing vessels, are the nieces of the Chairman of Dongwon Industries, Jae-Chul Kim, as Jaewoong Kim is his brother. Court documents note that Jaewoong Kim used to be an executive of the South Korean based Dongwon Industries. The lawsuit was filed in November 2012 by Moore & Company, a Florida based law firm, and included the U.S. government, as plaintiff. The feds, however, declined to intervene in the case. Plaintiffs claim that the suit arises from false and fraudulent statements made by defendants to the government for the purpose of obtaining U.S. vessel documentation and tuna fishing licenses for two Korean owned and operated purse seiner tuna fishing vessels. Plaintiffs claim that Majestic Blue and Pacific Breeze are actually owned by Dongwon, a South Korean company. Defendants sought dismissal of the suit arguing lack of subject matter jurisdiction and failure to state a claim pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure. The defendants also argued that through its representation, secondhand knowledge of purported information and allegations outlined in the complaint, Moore & Company brings this action before the court claiming “it has information of fraud against the government”. However, the defendants assert the lawsuit does not even profess to have any firsthand, inside information of fraud, but instead filed the suit based upon publicly available information and allegations and therefore the complaint should be dismissed under the False Claims Act’s public disclosure bar. In a 22-page opinion issued early last week, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Robinson agrees with the defense, on a number of issues including that Moore & Company “is not an original source” of information under the FCA. A footnote in the decision, says the court is “more than a little alarmed” if the conduct of the defendants, as alleged by the Moore & Company “goes uncorrected by the government agencies responsible for oversight of the fishing industry.” According to court documents, plaintiffs allege, among other things, the defendants “set up sham ownership structures using U.S. citizen straw-people, and fraudulently certified the vessels would be controlled by U.S. citizens. This fraudulent certification allowed defendants to obtain” U.S. certificates, which allowed them to obtain fishing licenses under the South Pacific Tuna Treaty (SPTT). LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Samoa News welcomes and encourages Letters to the Editor. 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Please address such requests to the Publisher at the address provided above. A lone pro-democracy student protester sleeps on an occupied main street outside of the government complex in Hong Kong, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Raising the stakes in their standoff with the authorities, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters threatened to occupy key government buildings (AP Photo/Wally Santana) unless the territory’s top official resigns by the end of the day Thursday. NEWS IN BRIEF Guam businesses look f orward to carrier visit HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam businesses are looking forward to an economic boost when the USS George Washington aircraft carrier visits the island. The carrier and its 5,500-person crew were scheduled to dock Wednesday, The Pacific Daily News reported. The Washington, which is assigned to Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan, will stop in the U.S. territory after participating in Valiant Shield military exercises held near Guam waters in mid-September. Past Valiant Shield exercises have always positively affected the economy of the U.S. territory, said David Leddy, president of the Guam Chamber of Commerce. Visiting military personnel boost business by going to local restaurants, hotels and shops, he said. The visit is expected to bring a spike in economic activity of about $1 million a day. Residents can help the service members feel welcome, local business leaders said. “This can be as simple as extending a warm ‘hafa adai’ greeting, a friendly smile and courtesy to our tourists. And ... in the case of our visiting military, thanking them for their service,” Leddy said. The island’s military community also has been preparing for the visit. This week the Naval Base Guam Facebook page advised residents to do their shopping on base before the ships arrive. Man, hostage dead after Southern Calif. standoff HIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a hostage standoff at a San Bernardino County home ended with the shooting deaths of a woman and a man who was holding her hostage. Two small children also held hostage came away safe. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jodi Miller tells the San Bernardino Sun that a man called authorities Wednesday afternoon to say his wife, 4-year-old daughter and baby were being held hostage in their home by a male cousin. Deputies and a SWAT team responded and saw the man inside with a shotgun. They tried to negotiate with the man but he was defiant, threatening both deputies and hostages. Miller says deputies then shot and killed the man, but gave no further details. Inside the house they found the woman dead. Miller says her wounds were consistent with the man’s gun. The children were returned to their father. San Francisco to pay $15 Mil. in fatal park hit-run SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will pay $15 million to the family of a woman who was fatally struck by a city pickup truck last year while she lay with her baby in a public park. The city’s Board of Supervisors approved the legal settlement Tuesday to 35-year-old Christine Svanemyr’s widower, Vegar, and their child, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Svanemyr was relaxing with her 11-monthold baby and dog in the grass at Holly Park in the city’s Bernal Heights neighborhood on Sept. 5, 2013, when she was run over by a city Recreation and Park Department truck. The parks gardener who was driving the truck, 58-yearold Thomas Burnoski, was charged with vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run. The city fired him, and his criminal case is ongoing. Burnoski says he veered onto the lawn from a paved pedestrian path to avoid an unleashed dog. After hitting the woman, he drove to a work meeting. His lawyer, Robert Waggener, says Burnoski didn’t realize he had hit a person and that the case was a tragic accident. In November, the family filed a legal claim against the city, which is a precursor to a lawsuit. Former President Carter celebrates 90th birthday ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter celebrated his 90th birthday Wednesday in Atlanta, blowing out three candles representing the past, present and future and thanking family and friends for their support and love. “It’s been a good first 90 years,” the 39th president joked before telling the crowd gathered in a chapel on The Carter Center grounds that he is looking forward to much more work. Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, founded the international health and human rights organization after leaving the White House. Carter said his life was most shaped by his marriage to Rosalynn and growing up in Plains, Georgia, where he worked and played with black children who didn’t have the same rights as he because of their race. Carter said he still feels guilt for not realizing sooner how wrong that was. Being elected president, he said, was the highlight of his political life. However, he said he’s had the “best times” of his life since establishing The Carter Center, “this beautiful place on earth that has set moral and ethical standards that exemplify what a superpower like America ought to be.” Rosalynn Carter choked up while introducing her husband, telling him she’s proud of him for both his work and the family they built together. As for what’s next, Rosalynn Carter said only one thing is certain. (Continued on page 6) samoa news, Thursday, October 2, 2014 Page 5 PUIPUIA O LE TAMAOAIGA O AMERIKA SAMOA Na ta’ita’i e Faleomavaega se una’iga tele i le feterale, lea na lagolago fa’atasi e Kovana Lolo Moliga ma le Fono Faitulafono a Amerika Samoa ma taofia ai taumafaiga a le Bumble Bee ma le Chicken of the Sea e fia fa’aofi ai apa tuna e fai mai i atunu’u ‘ese i polokalama o mea ‘ai a tamaiti a’oga a Amerika. Talu ai lea galulue fa’atasi, ua talia ai na o apa tuna lava e fa’amama, fa’avela ma tu’u’apaina i Amerika Samoa e ‘aufaigaluega i Amerika Samoa e agava’a i le polokalama a le Malo Tele o le Fa’atauina o Oloa 100% le Gaosia i Amerika. Puipui le Tamaoaiga o Amerika Samoa – Palota mo Faleomavaega Novema, Aso 4 Talu ai e le mafai ona tauva a tatou falei’a ma kamupani tu’u apai’a e iai le Bumble Bee ma le Chicken of the Sea, lea e totogi a latou tagata faigaluega e $0.75 sene i le itula, ua ou toe talosagaina ai le puipuiga mo a tatou falei’a i lalo o le tulafono fa’agafua lafoga o le 30A, i se pili ua fa’ato’a pasia talu ai nei e le Komiti o Tupe a le Senate, lea o le a i luma o maota e lua o le Konekeresi atoa i le fa’ai’uga o le tausaga nei. O lo’o fa’aauau pea e Faleomavaega le taumafaiga mo le si’itaga o totogi maualalalo mo tagata faigaluega o falei’a, lea ua si’itia fa’atolu i le .50 sene i le itula, mo ni isi si’itaga o lo’o fuafuaina i le 2015, ao taumafai Amerika Samoa e fa’alauteleina lona tamao’aiga. protecting american samoa’s economy Faleomavaega, with the support of Governor Lolo and the Fono, led a nationwide campaign opposing Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea’s efforts to include foreign-cleaned tuna in America’s school lunch program. As a result of our united stand, only canned tuna cleaned, cooked and canned by American Samoa’s cannery workers qualifies for the USDA’s 100% Buy America program. Because American Samoa’s canneries cannot fairly compete against companies like Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea that pay workers $0.75 cents and less per hour to clean their tuna, Faleomavaega again included 30A tax breaks for our canneries in a bill recently passed by the Senate Finance Committee, which will be taken up later this year by the House and Senate. Faleomavaega also continues to address the challenges of minimum wage with wages for cannery workers having been increased three times by $.50 cents per hour with further wage increases delayed until 2015 to provide ASG with time to diversify our local economy. Protecting American Samoa’s economy --Re-elect Faleomavaega for the U.S. Congress November 4 . This ad is paid for by the Committee to Re-Elect Eni Faleomavaega to Congress Page 6 samoa news, Thursday, October 2, 2014 ➧ NEWS IN BRIEF… Continued from page 4 Karalina Prendergast, seen here with her little niece Jasmine, on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Coast Weeks Family Beach Day, where Karalina had just finished a canoe race as a member of the All Women’s paddling team for Bluesky Communications. Karalina reported the team had just won their second heat, and later made it to the finals. She said they all had a great time competing, and the whole day was fantastic! The canoe races were just one of the many planned activities which made Coast Weeks special this year. Karalina works as a Customer Service rep at Bluesky, which was one of several private sector partners that teamed up with the ASG Dept of Commerce to support the community and [photo: tlh] celebrate the treasures of our coasts. by B. Chen, Samoa News Correspondent REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL Local women of all ages can now register to be part of the International Day of the Girl (IDG) celebration set to be held at the Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 25. Activities will begin at 6 a.m. with Tae-Bo, yoga-martial arts, zumba, and combat training workout sessions. At 10 a.m., a “Walk to Remember” will take place to honor cancer patients, their families and friends. The Walk coincides with the Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign spearheaded by the American Samoa Community Cancer Coalition, which is one of the partners for IDG. Sports demonstrations will follow at 11a.m. for boxing, rugby, handball, basketball, and weightlifting. Health and sports information booths will be open to share nutrition, diet, training and exercise information. Mothers and daughters will have the chance to ask questions about opportunities available for girls to compete locally, nationally, and internationally, as well as learn more about earning scholarships for college from coaches and accomplished athletes. Registration forms are printed in the Samoa News three times a week. Completed forms must be turned in at the registration booth on the day of the event, or email them to <[email protected]> or <[email protected]> SURVEY OF MANU’A BEING CARRIED OUT FOR FIBER OPTIC CABLE PROJECT Officials from Michels and Paramount Builders traveled to the Manu’a Islands last week to begin surveying the site in preparation for the laying of the fiber optic cable system there. The cable is part of the BLAST (Broadband Linking the American Samoa Territory) program administered by the American Samoa Telecommunications Authority. Michels is the off island company contracted to carry out the multi-million-dollar project that is set to be fully completed by February 2015, offering “a high quality telephone, television and internet system that will be much more advanced than what exists now,” said Michels project engineer Randy Thompson in an initial interview with the Samoa News. If everything goes as planned, he added, “American Samoa will have one of the best fiber optic cable systems in the world once the entire project is completed.” Michels has subcontracted local companies Paramount Builders, Maritime Construction, and Happy Trucking to help them carry out the job. Over a telephone interview with Samoa News from Manu’a yesterday, a company source said they are currently in Manu’a to survey the island and once the shipment of supplies and equipment arrive from Tutuila, they will start drilling, digging, and laying the ducts for the new cable system. The BLAST program, funded by the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS), will transform the territory’s legacy copper network into an advanced Fiber-To-ThePremises (FTTP) infrastructure. Simply put, local residents and businesses will have access to this world class network that will deliver significantly high-speed data, next generation voice services, and new Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). Samoa News understands that work is already completed in the Satala area, with Fagatogo to follow suit next week. Thompson said, “We want to leave behind a legacy for the people of American Samoa, especially the school children who are the ones that will benefit greatly from this new system.” Regarding the local subcontractors, he said, “By taking these locals and training them, American Samoa will have quality people to pick from when we are gone. These people who have been hired by us will know how to maintain the system and although there is no guarantee that they will have employment when the project is completed, at least they will have a vast knowledge of how and where everything was placed. They will definitely leave this job with something that can benefit them for life.” (Continued on page 15) Judge issues gag order in case of 5 slain SC kids LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A judge has issued an order for all sides to keep quiet about information in the case of a South Carolina father who authorities say killed his five children. Local media outlets report Wednesday that Circuit Judge Thomas Russo approved the gag order in the case of Timothy Ray Jones Jr. Jones’ attorneys wanted pretrial statements by prosecutors, law enforcement officials and potential witnesses kept from the public. Russo’s order also means the children’s autopsy reports, 911 calls and Jones’ own medical information will not be released. Deputies think Jones took his children to their Lexington home and killed them after picking them up from school Aug. 28. Authorities say he later dumped the bodies on a remote hillside near Camden. Jones is charged with five counts of murder. Man convicted of murder in killing over loud music JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who opened fire on a carload of black teenagers in an argument over their loud “thug” music was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder. Prosecutors said Michael Dunn, who is white, was shooting to kill when he fired 10 times into a sport utility vehicle outside a convenience store in November 2012. Jordan Davis, 17, was in the backseat and fatally shot. His three friends in the SUV were not hurt. Dunn told jurors that he saw Davis, of Marietta, Georgia, roll down the window and flash what he believed to be a gun after the two exchanged words. Dunn said he fired in self-defense. “I hear ‘.... white boy’ just impolite things are being said,” Dunn testified. “I saw the barrel of a gun. I’m petrified. I’m in fear for my life.” Police did not find a gun in the SUV or near the convenience store. Not guilty plea for man in White House incident WASHINGTON (AP) — A man accused of jumping a fence at the White House pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he ran into the presidential mansion while carrying a knife. A lawyer for defendant Omar J. Gonzalez, David Bos, entered the plea on his client’s behalf in a 20-minute proceeding that grew contentious because of a disagreement between Bos and U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson. Wearing a standard prison-issue orange jump suit, Gonzalez sat attentively at the defense table, but did not address the court. Robinson wants Gonzalez to undergo a forensic screening to determine whether he is competent to stand trial. Bos opposed that, telling reporters he does not want to provide the government with an extensive amount of information about his client that would be revealed by a forensic screening. Police: Worker hid $1,200 worth of meat in pants CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York supermarket employee has been accused of leaving the store with $1,200 worth of meat hidden in his pants. State police say Gregory Rodriguez, of Ossining, is charged with fourth-degree grand larceny. Rodriguez works at the A&P in Croton-on-Hudson. Police were called Monday about the theft. Rodriguez was arrested Tuesday. A state police spokeswoman, Trooper Melissa McMorris, says the theft occurred in one day. She did not know if it involved more than one trip to the store. Rodriguez was arraigned Tuesday night in Cortlandt and sent to the Westchester County Jail. The court clerk says no lawyer was present and no plea was entered. Infamous speed trap town’s police force disbanding WALDO, Fla. (AP) — The City Council of a tiny north Florida town known as one of the nation’s worst speed traps has voted to disband its small police force. The Waldo City Council on Tuesday voted 4-1 to eliminate the department just weeks after the chief and interim chief resigned because of state investigations into many issues, including an illegal ticket quota. City Manage Kim Worley told the Gainesville Sun that a Florida Department of Law Enforcement audit found many expensive computer and facilities fixes were needed, a cost the small town cannot afford. The move follows a revolt by five Waldo officers, who said that they were forced to meet an illegal ticket quota and that evidence was being stored improperly by the department’s interim chief. Soldiers, drug gang battle in Rio de Janeiro slum RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian soldiers and drug gang members have engaged in an intense and prolonged gunbattle in a Rio de Janeiro slum that killed at least one person. Traffic on a main highway halted at one point, with motorists sheltering behind cars and buses as soldiers and gang members traded gunfire Wednesday. The fighting calmed at nightfall, and authorities confirmed the death of one suspected gang member. The violence erupted early Wednesday when rival gangs began fighting in the Mare complex of slums, which have been patrolled by troops since April. Soldiers then intervened. Mare is one of several impoverished areas in Rio where police or soldiers have tried to push out gangs and set up permanent posts as part of efforts to make Rio safer ahead of the 2016 Olympics. (Continued on page 8) samoa news, Thursday, October 2, 2014 Page 7 LAND COMMISSION by Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu Samoa News Reporter CAMPAIGN SPENDING COMMISSION A resolution has been submitted seeking the Fono’s confirmation of members to the Campaign Spending Commission. Governor Lolo submitted the names of Finauvale Alex Zodiacal, Becca Mageo, Taui’ili Lauifi, Talaoauau Ah Sue and Fagamalama Sonoma Fualaau. Lolo said the nominees are to serve on the Campaign Sending Commission pursuant to local statute, each for a four year term, expiring September 8, 2018. “Finauvale and Mageo each previously served with distinction on the Commission from 2008-2012. “I would ask that you support their respective reappointments as they desire to continue to give of their time and talents to serve the people of American Samoa.” Lolo said in a letter to the Fono that he’s confident that these nominees can faithfully execute the duties and functions of the Campaign Spending Commissioner, supervise campaign contributions and expenditures, and ensure compliance with laws while advocating fair practices. This resolution was submitted before the Senate yesterday morning. ELECTION BOARD REGISTRATION Another resolution submitted before the Senate are nominations of members to the Election Board of Registration for Fono approval. Governor Lolo appointed Fa’aua’a Kateferu Elisara, Ki Fatu, Fa’amausili Mau Mau jr, Rowena I’amanu and Minereta Thompson as members. According to the Senate Resolution, on September 8, 2010 former Governor Togiola Tulafono in a general memorandum appointed certain individuals to said board for four years. In a letter to the Fono, Governor Lolo said that each appointed member is to serve on the board for four years as their terms would expire September 22, 2018. Lolo said Fatu and Fa’amausili are currently serving on the board with their appointments set to expire this year. “It is important to renew their respective terms of service to ensure the successful continuation of voter registration operations and appeals. “I am confident that these nomi- Ex-Marine who caught jumper named among Carnegie Heroes PITTSBURGH (AP) — A retired Marine who caught a woman as she jumped from the upper deck of a stadium following an Oakland Raiders game was among 21 people honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission. The retired Marine, Donnie Navidad, 61, of Stockton, California, is credited with saving the life of a 20-year-old woman who dropped from the Oakland Coliseum just after a game on Nov. 24. Navidad positioned himself to catch the 100-pound woman and managed to break most of her 45-foot fall. Navidad was among several people pleading with the woman not to jump as he maneuvered beneath the woman. She was critically injured, but survived. “He simply saved her life,” Alameda County sheriff’s Sgt. J.D. Nelson said then. “Otherwise, she’d be dead.” Navidad was treated for arm and shoulder injuries, and fully recovered. Three others honored Tuesday for various rescue attempts died in the process, so families will receive the awards in their name. Madison Leigh Wallace, 16, of Vermillion, South Dakota, and 28-year-old Lyle Eagle Tail, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, drowned on March 14, 2013, while saving Wallace’s 6-yearold brother, Garrett. The boy fell from rocks into the Big Sioux River and survived after managing to swim to the riverbank after slipping from his rescuers’ grasp. Malo Enrique Paul, 16, of Niceville, Florida, also drowned while rescuing a 15-year-old girl from a rip current off Fort Walton Beach, Florida, on June 8, 2013. The other 18 winners were from Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wisconsin, and British Columbia. The Carnegie Hero awards are named for Pittsburgh steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who was inspired by stories of heroism during a coal mine disaster that killed 181 people, including a miner and an engineer who died trying to rescue others. The commission investigates stories of heroism and awards medals and cash grants several times a year. It has given away more than $36 million to 9,718 awardees or their families since its inception in 1904. nations can fulfill the function of the board of registration in administering policies and procedures while safekeeping the integrity of the election’s registration process in American Samoa. “I am respectfully soliciting your support and that of your colleagues in proving your consent and approve for these nominations,” Lolo wrote to the Fono. NOTICE is hereby given that MATUAIVAOTU OCTOBER MATUA of FAGASA, American Samoa, has executed a LEASE AGREEMENT to a certain parcel of land commonly known as PAEPAE TELE which is situated in the village of FAGASA, in the County of ITUAU, EASTERN District, Island of Tutuila, American Samoa. Said LEASE AGREEMENT is now on file with the Territorial Registrar to be forwarded to the Governor respecting his approval or disapproval thereof according to the laws of American Samoa. Said instrument names OKETOPA O. MATUA as LESSEE. Any person who wish, may file his objection in writing with the Secretary of the Land Commission before the 14TH day of OCTOBER, 2014. It should be noted that any objection must clearly state the grounds therefor. POSTED: AUGUST 13, 2014 thru OCTOBER 14, 2014 SIGNED: Taito S.B. White, Territorial Registrar KOMISI O LAU’ELE’ELE O LE FA’ASALALAUGA lenei ua faia ona o MATUAIVAOTU OCTOBER MATUA ole nu’u o FAGASA, Amerika Samoa, ua ia faia se FEAGAIGA LISI, i se fanua ua lauiloa o PAEPAE TELE, e i le nu’u o FAGASA i le itumalo o ITUAU, Falelima i SASA’E ole Motu o TUTUILA Amerika Samoa. O lea FEAGAIGA LISI ua i ai nei i teuga pepa ale Resitara o Amerika Samoa e fia auina atu ile Kovana Sili mo sana fa’amaoniga e tusa ai ma le Tulafono a Amerika Samoa. O lea mata’upu o lo’o ta’ua ai OKETOPA O. MATUA. A iai se tasi e fia fa’atu’i’ese i lea mata’upu, ia fa’aulufaleina mai sa na fa’atu’iesega tusitusia ile Failautusi o lea Komisi ae le’i o’o ile aso 14 o OKETOPA 2014. Ia manatua, o fa’atu’iesega uma lava ia tusitusia manino mai ala uma e fa’atu’iese ai. 09/2/14 & 10/2/14 Happy 5th Birthday to our Beautiful Daughter Sharlene Hayner Happy 5th Birthday We love you very much Lene, from your dad and mom Jefferey and Pea’e Hayner and all of your family in American Samoa, Samoa, New Zealand, Australia and the United States. ELECTION OFFICE American Samoa Government IMPORTANT REMINDER To ALL Eligible Voters who have not registered to vote, October 6, 2014 is the LAST day to register to vote in the 2014 General Election. For those who have registered, please check your vote status, either by calling in to the Election Office at 699-3570/3571 or go online www.americansamoaelectionoffice.org. Click on voter status, tab to check your status. Page 8 samoa news, Thursday, October 2, 2014 C M Y K C M Y K This undated photo provided by the Smithsonian and taken from the Washington Monument, shows a giant portrait of a young man, entitle: entitled: “Out of many, One,” created in the landscape of the National Mall, left. The six-acre portrait by Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada was made of sand and topsoil and can be viewed from the Washington Monument, or (AP Photo/Mark Gulezian, Smithsonian) from space. The World War II Memorial is in the foreground and the Lincoln Memorial is in the background. ➧ NEWS IN BRIEF… Artist creates huge dirt portrait on National Mall WASHINGTON (AP) — A giant portrait of a young man’s face has emerged in the landscape of the National Mall in the first such public artwork commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery. Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada created the piece as a compilation of American faces after photographing 30 young men on the National Mall this year, he said Wednesday. The piece is entitled “Out of Many, One,” the English translation of E pluribus unum from the U.S. seal. The six-acre portrait is made of 2,500 tons of sand and 800 tons of topsoil and can be viewed from the Washington Monument — or from space. At ground level, the artist said it’s like a zen garden. All the materials were donated. Rodriguez-Gerada said he set out to create one of millions of possible faces of America, and he said men between the ages of 18 and 25 need to be embraced. It doesn’t represent a particular race, he said, but was a compilation of faces that were black, brown and white. The artist used GPS technology to mark 10,000 points with tiny pegs on an empty field and then linked them with twine to create precise lines for the portrait made of dirt. Beginning Saturday, visitors will be able to walk along the portrait’s features. It will be on view through the end of October. Rodriguez-Gerada has created similar pieces in the past in Amsterdam, Belfast and Barcelona, including an image of President Barack Obama. The soil and sand eventually will be reused to improve the National Mall’s turf, park officials said. By November, the portrait will start to disappear. “A lot of my work is ephemeral,” Rodriguez-Gerada said, “because I want to talk about living in the moment.” Continued from page 6 N. Mexico hopes ‘singing road’ curbs speeding TIJERAS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico transportation officials are hoping a “singing road” along historic Route 66 will curb speeding. Tigress Productions is creating the road between Albuquerque and the mountain community of Tijeras for a new National Geographic Channel series dubbed “Crowd Control” that will debut in November. The road uses a series of rumble strips to create music. The driver will hear the tune as long as the speed limit is obeyed. There are only a few such “singing roads” in the world. Aside from getting drivers to slow down, state Transportation Secretary Tom Church says the rumble strips will keep drowsy drivers from falling asleep at the wheel. He says the goal of the experiment is to change driver behavior in a fun way by giving them a reward for obeying the speed limit. US OKs $1.75 billion arms sale to Saudi WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has approved a $1.75 billion sale of Patriot missiles and associated items to Saudi Arabia to bolster the air defenses of the key U.S. ally in the Arab world. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Wednesday that the State Department had approved the transfer, which includes 202 Patriot missiles, test targets, launchers, spare parts and other equipment. It said the sale would improve the security of Saudi Arabia, a nation it said has been an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Mideast. In a statement, the agency noted the move would not change the military balance in the region, where U.S. policy has long been for Israel to have a qualitative edge. Official: 5 kids had contact with Ebola patient DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say five students who had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas are being monitored but are showing no symptoms of the disease. Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles said Wednesday that the students were in school this week after possibly being in contact with the man over the weekend. But he says they’re showing no symptoms and are now being monitored at home. Health officials say the disease is only spread by people with symptoms, such as diarrhea or vomiting. As an added precaution, Miles says additional health and custodial staff will be at the five schools the students attend. The unidentified man is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. He’s been in isolation at a Dallas hospital since Sunday. Threat leads to an evacuation of Sandy Hook school MONROE, Conn. (AP) — A bomb threat called into Sandy Hook Elementary School on Wednesday led authorities to order students, including many who lived through the 2012 massacre, out of the building. Police checked the school building and grounds after the threat was received at 9:30 a.m. and did not find evidence of danger, according to Monroe Police Lt. Brian McCauley. He said the evacuation was ordered as a precaution and the investigation is continuing. “All students and staff are safe,” Newtown First Selectman E. Patricia Llodra said in a written statement. “The building and grounds will be thoroughly searched and cleared of any concern.” After the December 2012 shootings, students enrolled at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown began taking classes at a school in the neighboring town of Monroe, also called Sandy Hook Elementary. The original school building was torn down last year. Denmark votes to send jet fighters to Iraq COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish lawmakers have confirmed the government’s proposal to send seven F-16 fighter jets to join an international coalition to take part in airstrikes against the Islamic State extremist group. In a 94-9 vote with 76 absentees, lawmakers on Thursday sent four operational planes and three reserve jets along with 140 pilots and support staff for 12 months. The fighters will be based in Kuwait and will not deploy in Syria. The Danish contribution also includes some 120 military trainers to school Iraqi and Kurdish fighters battling the Islamic State group on the ground. The U.S.-led coalition is contributing a wide range of efforts, from carrying out airstrikes to providing military assistance and humanitarian aid. John Wayne’s heirs lose ‘Duke’ legal battle SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — John Wayne had a two-fisted image but heirs of the late movie star have lost a legal throw-down over use of his nickname, Duke. A federal judge in Southern California on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit that John Wayne Enterprises filed against Duke University in North Carolina. The two have squabbled since 2005 over use of the name. The university objected last year when Wayne’s heirs tried to register the name “Duke” to market bourbon and other alcoholic beverages. Duke University said that could cause confusion and diminish its own trademark. Wayne Enterprises sued, asking the judge to rule on the matter. But U.S. Judge David Carter in Orange County dismissed the suit, saying his court doesn’t have jurisdiction. Messages seeking comment from Wayne Enterprises weren’t immediately returned Wednesday night. (Continued on page 12) A’afia tupe malo i “OT” le fuafuaina tagata faigaluega Lali Le tusia Ausage Fausia C M Y K Na taua e le Fa’atonusili o le Matagaluega o Tagata Faigaluega a le malo ia Sonny Thompson i le fonotaga a le Kapeneta i le aso Lua na te’a nei e fa’apea, o le taimi e totogi atu ai e le malo tupe i tagata faigaluega ona o ova taimi le fuafuaina lelei, o le a’afia fo’i lea o tupe a le malo ona o le fa’atamala. O lea saunoaga mai le susuga a Thompson, na tuuina atu ina ua mae’a ona ia fa’alauiloa le sauni o le malo e totogi atu tupe mo ova taimi a tagata faigaluega o le Matagaluega o le Soifua Maloloina, lea ua mae’a ona fa’amautu i lalo o se maliliega sa faia ma le Matagaluega o Leipa a le malo tele (DOL), ma ua sauni e tu’uina atu i le alii kovana mo le sainia ma fa’amaonia. Saunoa Thompson e fa’apea, o le mataupu i ova taimi a tagata faigaluega, na amata fa’amanatu mai lava i le masina o Ianuari 2013 ina ua fa’atoa tula’i mai le nofoaiga fou lenei, ae foliga mai o lea lava e to’atele matagaluega ma ofisa a le malo e le o mulimulita’i i ai, ma o lo o maitauina pea fo’i le fa’asala ai o le malo o Amerika Samoa e le ‘DOL’, i le le usitaia lea o ta’iala e talafeagai mo itula ova taimi. Na umi se taimi na fa’aalu e Thompson e fa’amalamalama ai le tulafono o ova taimi, atoa ai ma le auala e tatau ona fa’atonutonu ai itula ova taimi o tagata faigaluega a le malo, ina ia taofia ai le tupu soo o le fa’afitauli o le te’i lava ua i ai itula ova taimi ae le o i ai ni galuega e ono galulue ova taimi ai fua ni tagata faigaluega a le malo. “O le ki atoa o le le toe i ai o ni itula ova taimi a tagata faigaluega, o outou ta’ita’i o lo o gafa ma tagata faigaluega, e le gata e tatau ona outou mulimuli i le tulafono, ae tatau fo’i ona outou fa’amalosia le tulafono o ova taimi”, o le saunoaga lea a Thompson. O se fa’ata’ita’iga o le tausisi i le tulafono e pei ona taua e Thompson, e tatau ona ave taimi o ia tagata faigaluega i le aoauli, ma ia mautinoa e manava le tagata faigaluega i le taimi tonu e manava ai. “E le fa’apea e alu le tagata faigaluega e malolo mo le 15 minute, pe alu fo’i i le fale fa’amasino i se mataupu o lo o mana’omia mai ai, ae fa’aauau pea ona totogi o ia i itula ia, e tatau ona fai le mea sa’o, afai e le o faigaluega le tagata i le taimi lea, e le tatau ona totogia ai fua o ia”, o le toe fa’amalosi lea a Thompson i le kapeneta. Na taua fo’i e Thompson e fa’apea, o le isi fa’afitauli o lo o maitauina i ova taimi, e te’i lava ua manu a’e ni itula ova taimi ma le faaupuga sa faaputu i faila a le ta’ita’i sa i totonu o lana kesi, ma taumafai e finau i le malo e totogi ova taimi nei, e aunoa ma le fa’amaninoina po o fea e mafua mai ai nei ova taimi. (Faaauau itulau 15) C M Y K Call today to reserve or place your order 699-2397 samoa news, Thursday, October 2, 2014 Page 9 Saunia: L.A.F./Naenae Productions MOLIAGA FA’ASAGA I TAMA TAALO O LE MANU SAMOA Na faaleaoga i le aso ananafi ia moliaga o le faaoolima faasaga i tama taaalo e toalua o le Manu Samoa Taitoafitu, lea na faaulu i le Faamasinoga Faaitumalo e se alii sa tuuaia i laua i lo la faaoolima ia te ia. Na tulai i luma o Faamasino Mata Tuatagaloa ia Alatasi Tupou ma Patrick Faapale ma sa faaulu e le susuga Leuluaialii Malama o le itu a leoleo le talosaga ina ia toe faaui i tua ia moliaga. Ina ua fesiligia o ia i le mafuaga, na tali le susuga Leuluaialii e faapea, ua tusi atu le na aafia ina ia toe faaui i tua lana tagi ona ua uma ona toe faaleleia le latou feeseeseaiga ma i laua ua molia. Na talia e Faamasino Tuatagaloa le talosaga ae na ia fautuaina i laua ua molia e le ‘alo le tulafono i se faasalaga tatau pe afai la te toe tulai i le Faamasinoga ona o le solia o se isi tulafono. Na saunoa le tamaitai faamasino, o i laua o ni tagata taaalo ua silafia uma e le atunuu ma o lo o fai ma sui o Samoa i taaloga faavaomalo, ma e tatau foi ia i laua ona la faia se faataitaiga lelei mo tupulaga talavou o le atunuu. O Alatasi Tupu o se tasi o tama taaalo e 12 ua filifilia i le Manu Samoa Taitoafitu ua sauna atu mo le taamilosaga a le faalapotopotoga o iuni lakapi i le itulagi o le Oceania po o le FORU, lea na siamupini ai i le tausaga na tea nei, faapea le sauni atu mo le vae muamua o le taamilosaga taitoafitu faavaomalo a le IRB I Gold Coast Ausetalia i le masina nei. MAUA FOI LE ISI AUIVI I SAVAII O lo o i ai nei i le falemai i Motootua se auivi sa maua mai i le vaiaso na tea nei, ma o lo o faatino i ai suesuega a le vaega faapitoa a leoleo ma fomai. O lea auivi ua faamautu mai e le sui komesina o le Matagaluega o Leoleo, le susuga Fauono Talalelei Tapu, o se auivi a se tagata soifua. E faapea le faamatalaga a leoleo, o le vaiaso na tea nei, na logoina ane ai lo latou ofisa i Tuasivi e nisi o le Ekalesia Katoliko mai Auala, i se auivi sa latou mauaina, ao eli le oneone mo le faatinoina o le galuega o le latou malumalu tapuai fou lea o lo o galulue ai. O sui la o le ekalesia sa logoina leoleo, ma oo atu ai loa ma aumai le auivi ma tuuina atu i le vaega faapitoa suesue a le auaunaga tau le soifua maloloina i Tuasivi. Ua auina mai nei lea auivi i le falemai i Motootua ma o lo o faatino i ai suesuega a fomai. O le lua ai lenei o auivi ua maua mai Savaii i lenei tausaga. O le masina o Aperila i le tausaga lenei, na maua ai se auivi o se tagata mai le afioaga o Gautavai, o lea auivi o lo o talia pea se tali mai i suesuega faapitoa faafomai. Ua talosgaina foi e le Matagaluega o Leoleo le mamalu ole atunuu, poo se tasi o silafia se faamatalaga e uiga i lenei mataupu ina ia faafesootai se ofisa o leoleo o lata ane, ina ia mafai ona maua vave ai se tali o lenei suesuega ma iloa ai le tagata tonu e ona lea auivi. SU LE MALO MO LE $30 MILIONA Na feiloai i le Faamasinoga Maualuga i le aso ananafi ia itu o lo o aofia i le mataupu e faatatau i le su e $30 miliona tala a le tina o Christine Wilson faasaga i le malo, e soalaupuleina tuutuuga o lenei mataupu. E pei ona lipotia muamua i a tatou tala fou, o lea su faasaga i le malo e mafua mai i le maliu ai o le alo o lea tina, o Hans Dalton, o se alii e le atoatoa le malosi o lona mafaufau, ao taofia i lalo o le vaavaaiga a leoleo i le toese i Tafaigata i le 2012. O le feiloaiga i le aso ananafi o le amataga lea o feiloaiga a le o lo o tagi ma lana loia, le susuga Leuluaialii Olinda Woodroffe, ma le vaega o Faamasinoga i le iloiloina o itu o lo o faavae ai le su a lea tina. E lei faatagaina le au tusitala i lea feiloaiga ae na faaalia e Leuluaialii e faapea, afai e le maua se maliega autasi i le faaiuga o ia feiloaiga, o le a faaauau loa le su i le Faamasinoga. Fai mai a ia, o lo o ia taumafai ina ia maua se maliega autasi o lea mataupu ina ia puipuia ai le tamaliiaga o i latou uma ua aafia e aofia ai le ua maliu, o lona aiga ma le atunuu. O lo o su e le tina le Matagaluega o Leoleo ma Falepuipui ma le Matagaluega o le Soifua Maloloina i le maliu o lona alo, o Dalton lea na maua atu ua maliu i totonu o se kalone vai i le toese i Tafaigata i le aso na sosoo ai ma le aso Kerisimasi o le 2012. MU TELE I VAITELE Na sasao ane se mu i le afiafi o le aso Lua i Vaitele i le vaimea o lo o i ai le tele o pisinisi ma fale gaosi oloa. O le taimi o le manava o galuega i le afiafi na tulai mai ai lea faalavelave ma o le vave atu o le vaega o le tineimu na mafai ai ona taofia le sosolo o le malaia lea na semanu e aafia ai nisi o pisinisi lalata ane. Na faaalia e le faauluuluga o le Pulega o Tautua Tau Faalavelave Faafuasei ma Fuimu, le tofa Luailepou Lelevaga Fouina Mupo, o lea fale o se mea totino a le afioga Muagututia George Meredith, o se tasi o alii faipisinisi sa avea foi ma sui faipule o le Palemene, ma sa faaaoga i se tasi o ana pisinisi i tausaga ua tuanai. Fai mai a ia, sa faaaoga lea fale e teu ai mea totino a ana pisinisi. Na faaalia e Luailepou, sa faigata le latou galuega ona ua sosolo le mu i itu uma o le fale, ma e faatolu ona taumafai atu ma uma le suavai. Peitai, na iu lava ina manuia a latou taumafaiga ma tineia afi. Na matua faaleagaina uma le fale na aafia ma mea totino sa i ai i totonu i lea malaia ma o lo o fa’aauau pea suesuega a le ofisa o le tinei mu i le mafuaaga o lea malaia. Page 10 samoa news, Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tusia: Akenese Ilalio Zec Vaega: 80 Fa’atalofa atu i lou alafa’i mai i le manuia i lenei taeao fou, i le alofa ma le agalelei o lo tatou Matai oi le lagi. E ao ai ona o tatou fa’apea ifo, “Le Atua e, e silisili lava Oe i mea uma matou te manatu i ai, e leoleoina ai i matou mai mala ma faigata o le soifuaga nei. ia e alofa ma fa’atasi mai Lou Agaga Pa’ia ma i matou i lenei aso ina ia i’u ai i le manuia fuafuaga uma, a’o le vi’iga ma le fa’amanu matou te fa’afo’i atu i Lau Afio e fa’avavau, fa’avavau lava, amene.” Manatua fo’i, e tau faigofie le malaga atu i Tula, aua e mo’i lava e mamao, ae e le a’e le auala, ae o le nu’u o lo’o nonofo ai Paulo ma Eseta, e tu le pasi i Amanave, ona sopo ai lea i luga o le mauga, e aga’i atu i le nu’u o lo’o nonofo ai. Ua taunu’u le pasi i Amanave, ma ua fai ai le malologa a i latou uma o le a sopo i luga o le mauga ma aga’i atu ai i o latou aiga. O lea la ua saofafa’i ifo nei i lalo o le la’au tele o lo’o tu i talane o le auala e amata ai le ala sopo. O le taimi atoa lava a’o alu le malaga a Paulo fa’apea fo’i le malaga a le Fa’afeagaiga i a Sila, o le taimi lea, ua le ma tu loimata o si o la tuafafine o Salamasina. O lea ua nofonofo fo’i na o ia i lo la fale ma lona to’alua Palagi o Larry, ua le mapu mafaufauga o le teine, e fai o lona popole alofa i nai ona tuagane, ae o lona popole fo’i i si ana fanau o lo’o a’o’oga i Amerika, e le i toe maua mai se tala po’o a mai. O le tausaga mulimuli lenei o lana tama teine i lana a’oga o lo’o i ai nei, ma o le teine lenei, e ‘ese le atamai, ma ua iloa lelei lava e le aiga o Salamasina, na ola a’e lava Caroline Vaitimaleata o ona uiga lelei ma le tausa’afia, sa mata’i pea e le aiga o Sala. E moni lava ua malaga atu i atunu’u mamao ona o a’oa’oga ma le sa’iliga o le poto ma le atamai, ae e sau lava le loto o le teine lenei i le aiga o lona tina. O lo’o nonofo le fanau a Salamasina ma Larry i le aiga o Larry, ma ua avea lea ma ala ua mafana ai le mafutaga a Salamasina ma matua o Larry, aua o le upu a le tama’ita’i, a fai loa le to’alua o le tagata, ua lua ona aiga, o le aiga o lona to’alua ma lona aiga, ia fai tutusa, ‘aua ne i manatu ifo le tagata ua na o lona aiga, e leai, ia tutusa le tautua i aiga uma e lua, ona leai lava lea o se pisapisao. Ae e moni lava la o le aiga o si tamaloa Palagi, ae o le ‘ese’esega tele o lo’o ta’oto ai nei, e leai ni fa’alavelave ma ni aga Fa’aSamoa a le aiga o Larry, a’o Sala, ia e le fia manatua e le teine, ona o mea uma lava e le mafai ona fa’aletonu ai Sala i le tautuaina o lona aiga, ae maise o si ona tuagane ua nofo mai i le aiga i tua. Ua fa’asolosolo nei mafaufauga o Sala, ma ona manatu e fa’apea, ma’ima’u pe ana tupu mai lenei mea i fanua ma ‘ele’ele o lona aiga, ae ua ma’ea mai le a’oga a lana tama lea o Caroline Vaitimaleata, ona o lo’o a’oga fa’aloia le tama’ita’i. E le gata i lea, ae tele fo’i isi mataupu o lo’o tauave e le tama’ita’i lenei. A’o i ai fanau a Sala ma Larry i atunu’u mamao mo a’oa’oga, sa o latou maua pea le avanoa e feiloa’i ai ma fanau a isi tuagane o Sala o lo’o nonofo i Amerika, ma ua maua le mafutaga mafana e fetufa’ai ai i mea lelei aua aiga. O le galuega fo’i lea o lo’o fai e le isi uso o Paulo o lo’o i Amerika, e vala’au i tamaiti mo sa latou fa’atasitasiga, ma ua fa’apea lava ona fai. O le fanau la a Sala, e mamafa lava i ai le loto o lona tuagane o lo’o i Amerika, ona o le itu lenei. Manatua fo’i, o tamaiti e ‘afa Samoa, ‘afa o latou itu Palagi, e i ai fo’i la taimi e aliali ai itu Palagi o le fanau a Sala, o le mea la lea na popole lava i ai lona tuagane lea. Ae peita’i, sa mamau pea le ama o le va’a na folau, ona ua uma ma ua ma’ea ona a’oa’o e lo latou tina, mai lava i lo latou laiti se ia o’o ina matutua. Fai mai, o tuagane e to’alua o Sala o lo’o i Amerika, e tiga lava ona le lava le simili a nai toeai’ina, ae taumafai lava e fai atu se tala i le fanau a Sala i taimi e fa’atasitasi ai, ae fa’alogo mai toeai’ina o fa’apea ane i ai tamaiti, “Uncle, ‘aua nanu mai oe, fa’aSamoa mai, iloa matou tautala Fa’aSamoa, malamalama fo’i matou Fa’aSamoa, ‘aua nanu mai oe, le malamalama ai matou.” Ua alu le tali e, a nai toeai’ina ma a la fanau i lea taimi. “O mea a gei ga ou fai aku ai, o mea a gei.” E faia pea… Fautua Lolo i le Kapeneta lagolago mataupu “Veto Override” tusia Ausage Fausia Ua fautuaina e le alii kovana ia Lolo Matalasi Moliga lana Kapeneta, ina ia galulue fa’atasi e faia auala uma e lagolago ai le mataupu o le ‘veto override’, lea ua sauni le atunu’u e palota i ai i le palota tele o le masina fou. Saunoa Lolo e fa’apea, o le tuu atu o le malosi i le Fono Faitulafono latou te suia ai se fa’aiuga sa faia e le kovana e teena ai se tulafono sa pasia e le Fono, o le tuuina atu fo’i lea o le malosi i tagata nuu latou te faia ai fa’aiuga mo i latou lava. “O le taua o le mataupu lenei, o le a atagia mai ai le atoatoa o le ituaiga faigamalo fa’atemokarasi o lo o tatou galulue ai, e ala i le tuu atoa mai lea o le malosi tatou te faia ai lava e tatou fa’aiuga mo le atunuu, e pei ona maua e le konekeresi a le Iunaite Setete le malosi e liliu ai se fa’aiuga a le peresetene e teena ai se tulafono na pasia e le konekeresi, e tatau fo’i ona fa’apena le fono faitulafono a Amerika Samoa”, o se vaega lea o le saunoaga a Lolo. “Ua silia i le 100 tausaga o pulea tatou e le faigamalo o lo o tatou i ai nei, sa tatou amata mai i le faigamalo faamiliteli, sosoo ai ma le faigamalo mai le Initeria, o le taimi nei, ua tofia lava e tatou o tatou ta’ita’i, peita’i e le o atoatoa ai lava le tuuina mai o le malosi tatou te faia ai fa’aiuga uma mo le manuia o tatou lava tagata”, o le isi lea saunoaga a Lolo. “O le taimi nei, ua matua manaomia le faia o se suiga, ina ia tuu atu le malosi i le Fono Faitulafono latou te faia ai faaiuga, e aofia ai ma le malosi latou te teena ai se faaiuga sa faia e le kovana i se pili tau faaofi na pasia a le Fono Faitulafono”, o le isi lea saunoaga a le alii kovana. “Ave le malosi lena i le Fono Faitulafono latou te faia ai le fa’aiuga fa’ai’u i se mataupu, o i latou fo’i ua o lo o fai ma leo o le atunu’u i totonu o le Fono”, o le isi lea saunoaga a le ali’i kovana. Saunoa fo’i le alii kovana e fa’apea, “ou te iloa e eseese uma lava o tatou lagona e fa’atatau i le mataupu lenei, ae talu ai o tatou o ta’ita’i, e tatau fo’i ona tatou tula’i atu ma fai se isi la’asaga mo le manuia o le atunu’u”. “Ou te talosagaina atu i le tatou kapeneta, ina ia tatou lagolagoina lenei mataupu, fesoasoani e fa’amalamalama i o tatou tagata le taua ma le aano moni o le mataupu lenei, ina ia faigofie ai ona faia a latou fa’aiuga e tusa ai o le mea ua latou iloa”, o le isi lea ana saunoaga a Lolo, ma ia fa’alauiloa ai i le kapeneta lona lagolagoina fo’i o le mataupu e fa’atatau i le ‘veto override’ e pei ona tau mafai mai i ai le fono faitulafono. O le masina na te’a nei na tofia ai e le alii kovana se Komiti Fa’apitoa e gafa ma le faia o faatalatalanoaga i luma o le atunu’u, e fa’amalamalama atili ai le aano o le taumafaiga lenei, ma ua ia fautuaina foi le kapeneta, ina ia fesili i le komiti pe afai e i ai ni fesili e fia malamalama atili ai i le mataupu lenei. MAGALEI — Solomua tagata lima vaivai le le tausi soifua maloloina tusia Ausage Fausia Na taua e le afioga i le ali’i Senatoa mai le Itumalo o Tualauta e fa’apea, e solomua lava i tagata lima vaivai le le tausisi i le tausia lelei o le latou soifua maloloina, ma atili ai ona alu tupe a le falema’i e togafiti ai i latou, ae fa’aauau ai lava ona “safa tagata totogi lafoga” i le tau totogiina o le lafoga o totogi e 2% o lo o fesoasoani i le falema’i. O lea saunoaga mai ia Magalei Logovi’i, o sana tali lea e tusa ai o le mataupu lea na fa’amanino e le Komiti Fa’afoe o le LBJ, i le mafua’aga ua ala ai ona a’e se manatu i le Komiti Fa’afoe e fa’apau le tau e vaai ai le foma’i i le $5, lea na amata aloaia ananafi. Na taua e le Ta’ita’ifono o le Komiti Fa’afoe ia Leilua Mase Akapo e fa’apea, e silia i le to’a 10 tagata mai aiga lima vaivai o le atunu’u e telefoni atu i le Komiti Fa’afoe ma le falema’i i aso uma, e talosaga atu pe mafai ona tuutuu i lalo pili a le falema’i, ua le gafatia e i latou ona totogi le $15 sa i ai. Na taua e eilua e fa’apea, sa matua iloilo toto’a e le Komiti Fa’afoe talosaga a le atunuu, toe vaavaai i fuainumera o le 87% o aiga o le atunu’u e aofia i le lisi o aiga e vaivai le tamaoaiga, ma faia ai loa le fa’aiuga o le a talia le talosaga ina ia tuutuu i lalo o le $5 le totogi e vaai ai le foma’i. Saunoa Magalei e fa’apea, e solomua lava i tagata o lo o fa’aigoaina o “aiga lima vaivai” le tausisi i le tausiga o le latou soifua maloloina, o le mafua’aga fo’i lena e faatele ai ona o i le falema’i e vaai le foma’i. “O matou nei ua iloa e taugata pili a le falema’i, e tausi lava taumafa paleni mo le soifua maloloina”, o le saunoaga lea a Magalei. “E le taitai kea tagata lima vaivai i le tulaga taugofie lea ua i ai pili a le falema’i i le taimi nei, ae o le a fiafia ai latou i le faigofie lea ma taugofie le totogi e vaai ai le foma’i”, o le isi lea saunoaga a Magalei. Ae o le itu e pito sili ona leaga ai le tulaga lea e pei ona saunoa Magalei, o tagata ia e faitio latou te le gafatia ona totogi le $15, o i latou na o lo o tumu ai fale Bingo i po uma i le tau o le paketi e ta’i $20, ao lea lava e safa ma pologa tagata totogi lafoga e totogi le lafoga o totogi o lo o ave mo le falema’i. Na saunoa Leilua e fa’apea, talu ona fai suiga i pili a le falema’i i ni nai masina e lei mamao atu, ua vaaia le faatupulaia o tagata o le atunuu ua o atu i le falema’i, ma ua mafai ai fo’i ona maua le isi tupe fa’aopoopo mo le falema’i, e ui o lea ua fa’aitiitia le tupe e totogi. Na taua fo’i e afioga i alii senatoa ia LeAtualevao Asifoa ma Laolagi F.S. Vaeao o la atugaluga i le faaiuga ua faia e faaitiitia ai pili a le falema’i, ona o lo o popole ina ne’i fa’aitiitia atu ai ma tupe maua a le falema’i. Saunoa LeAtualevao e fa’apea, na te matua lagolagoina lava le lafoga o totogi e 2% o lo o tuu atu mo le falema’i, ae afai loa o le tulaga lea ua i ai le faaitiitia o pili a le falema’i, ona foliga mai loa lea o le a ia lagolagoina le tatau lea ona taofi loa le toe tuuina atu o le lafoga o totogi e 2% mo le falema’i. Na faaiu felafolafoaiga a senatoa ma sui o le komiti faafoe, i le talosagaina lea e Leilua o afioga i senatoa, e taua tele le fesoasoani a le 2% mo le falema’i i le taimi nei. Fesootai mai i le tusitala ia [email protected] Le afioga i le ali’i Senatoa ia Magalei Logovi’i. [ata: AF] samoa news, Thursday, October 2, 2014 Page 11 OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR PAGO PAGO AMERICAN SAMOA 96799 Proclamation DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH OCTOBER 2014 WHEREAS, every individual deserves to live in a home or place that provides comfort and safety. Many children suffere or witness abuse in their homes, creating a legacy of abusers and victims. Domestic violence will spill over into school and the work place, affecting people from all walks of life. WHEREAS, in our territory there are strict laws intended to hold abusers accountable by bringing them to justice, but laws are not enough. Awareness and vigilance in identifying abuse as well as reporting such abuse must be supported and encouraged. WHEREAS, education and awareness of attitudes or beliefs that perpetuate domestic violence remains the best defense. A coordinated effort involving community leaders, government agencies, faith based organizations, and various community groups, is needed to stem out domestic violence. WHEREAS, the theme for this year’s campaign is “STRENGTHENING FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES”. NOW, THEREFORE, I, LOLO MATALASI MOLIGA, Governor of American Samoa, by virtue of the authority vested in me, do hereby proclaim OCTOBER 2014, as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in American Samoa. I encourage all residents of American Samoa to join in this vital cause for the protection of the victims of domestic violence. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my signature and affix the Seal of my Office on this 15th day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand and fourteen. Poloa’iga Fa’alaua’itele TALU AI, ona e tatau i so’o se tagata soifua i so’o se aiga ona maua le malupuipuia ma saogalemu lelei. O le to’atele o tamaiti ua a’afia ma molimau i sauaga i o latou aiga, ua ave aai ma uiga masani le fa’atauga ma le sauaina. O ia fevesiaiga fa’aleaiga ua pepesi atu i totonu o aoga ma fale faigaluega ua a’afia ai tagata i matafaioi eseese. TALU AI, ona o lo tatou teritori o lo’o iai tulafono maumaututu e noatia ai i latou o lo’o faia sauaga e ala i le tu’uina atu i le fa’amasinoga, ae peitai e le o gafatia lava e ia tulafono. E ao ona lagolagoina ma una’i le iloa ma nofo uta e matai sauaga ma ripotia vave ia sauaga. TALU AI, ona o le a’oa’oina ma le nofo uta i uiga ma fa’alavelave e mafua ai ona tutupu o vevesi, o le fofo aupito sili lea. O lea e mana’omia ai le galulue fa’atasi o ta’ita’i o nu’u, fa’alapotopotoga, vaega eseese o le malo, ekalesia, ma so’o se fa’alapotopotoga e tafi esea ia fevesiaiga i aiga. O LE MEA LEA, O A’U O LOLO MATALASI MOLIGA, Kovana o Amerika Samoa, e ala i le pule ua ia te a’u, ou te fa’alauiloa aloaia ai le masina o Oketopa 2014, e fai ma masina e fa’atauaina ai le Nofo Uta I Fevesiaiga Fa’aleaiga i Amerika Samoa. Ou te fautuaina ai le mamalu o tagata nu’u uma o lo tatou malo tatou te opogi fa’atasi ina ia foia ma puipuia e ua a’afia i fevesiaiga fa’aleaiga. UA FA’AMAONIA LENEI POLOA’IGA, e ala i lo’u sainiaina, faatasi ai ma le fa’amaufa’ailoga a lo’u ofisa ua faia i le aso 15 lenei o Setema, i le tausaga o le Mesia e lua afe ma le sefulu fa. “This proclamation is sponsored and paid for by the American Samoa Alliance Against Domestic & Sexual Violence (ASADSV) and its community partners.” LOLO M. MOLIGA Governor of American Samoa Page 12 samoa news, Thursday, October 2, 2014 Rescuers conduct a search operation near the peak of ash-covered Mount Ontake in central Japan, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Saturday’s eruption on Mount Ontake was the worst fatal eruption in postwar history in Japan. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) ➧ NEWS IN BRIEF… More bodies found on Japanese volcano; toll 47 OTAKI, Japan (AP) — One body recovered near the volcano’s peak was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. Another was caught between boulders bigger than large refrigerators. Police who recovered the bodies Wednesday portrayed a painful scene of death around the summit where hikers enjoying an autumn weekend hike were caught by the mountain’s surprise eruption. The death toll from Saturday’s eruption on Mount Ontake in central Japan rose to 47, Nagano police said in a statement. While ash and gases were spewing from the crater, searchers wearing surgical masks and helmets carried devices to measure the toxicity of the gases to make sure it was safe to be on the slopes filled with volcanic debris. It was the worst fatal eruption in postwar history, exceeding the 43 killed in the 1991 eruption of Mount Unzen in southern Japan. Syria vaccine deaths was an NGO ‘mistake’ UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The recent deaths of Syrian children after receiving measles vaccinations was the result of a “mistake” by a nongovernmental partner who mixed in a muscle relaxant meant for anesthesia, a spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general said Wednesday. But Stephane Dujarric told reporters the incident has nothing to do with the quality of humanitarian aid now going through U.N. channels into Syria. A physician who administered the vaccinations in rebel-held parts of northwestern Syria told The AP in mid-September that at least 15 children, some of them just babies, died. The physician, Abdullah Ajaj, said the children exhibited signs of “severe allergic shock,” with many suffocating to death as their bodies swelled. Syria’s ambassador to the UN has demanded a U.N. investigation into whoever is responsible. In a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the president of the Security Council last month, Bashar Ja’afari called the deaths a “crime against humanity.” Continued from page 8 Respiratory virus seen in four deaths; role unclear NEW YORK (AP) — Four people who were infected with a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country have died, but what role the virus played in the deaths is unclear, health officials said Wednesday. A 10-year-old Rhode Island girl died last week after suffering both a bacterial infection and infection from enterovirus 68, Rhode Island health officials said. The virus is behind a spike in harsh respiratory illnesses in children since early August. The virus was also found in three other patients who died in September, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC declined to release any other details about those deaths. It’s not clear what role the virus may have played in the four deaths, officials from Rhode Island and the CDC say. The Rhode Island child’s death was the result of a bacterial infection, Staphylococcus aureus, that hit the girl in tandem with the virus, Rhode Island officials said in a statement. Girl, 10, dies from complications of enterovirus PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State health officials say a 10-year-old Rhode Island girl has died from complications of an unusual respiratory virus that has been affecting children across the U.S. The Rhode Island Health Department announced Wednesday that the child died last week of a staph infection associated with enterovirus 68, which it called “a very rare combination.” Health Director Michael Fine says the girl was from Cumberland and was taken to Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence when her parents noticed she was having trouble breathing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the virus has been confirmed in 472 people in 41 states and the District of Columbia. So far, no deaths have been attributed to the virus. The virus can cause mild to severe illness. The strain isn’t new but it’s rarely seen. Pennsylvania infant hit by bullet will be blind CLUNE, Pa. (AP) — The family of a 6-day-old Pennsylvania boy who was wounded by a hunter’s stray bullet said the infant is expected to survive, but will be blind. Stefanie Iverson, 30, said her son Shayne’s life was spared when the bullet exited through the eye socket of his skull rather than hitting his brain. “He’s lost his vision, but that’s probably what saved his life,” Iverson told the Indiana Gazette. The boy’s father, Jeremie Iverson, 42, was holding the baby on Sept. 25 when the bullet came through a window of the family’s Young Township home near Saltsburg, about 35 miles east of Pittsburgh, and struck the baby’s skull. Indiana County District Attorney Pat Dougherty said the hunter had an agricultural deer control permit. The shooting was likely accidental, but questions remain about whether the hunter followed state regulations and Dougherty said he could make a decision about whether to file criminal charges by the end of the week. 920 California chickens killed with golf club FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in central California are searching for one or more suspects who broke into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and killed more than 900 birds with a golf club. Fresno County sheriff’s deputies arrived at the facility in Caruthers, less than 20 miles south of Fresno, on Sept. 20 and found hundreds of birds slaughtered, officials said Tuesday. “Psychopathic behavior. It’s sick behavior,” Deputy Chris Curtice told KPIX-TV. “You can’t do that much damage to animals and not have blood on your clothing. We want to find out who they are and get them off the street.” The suspects apparently pulled back a fence to gain access to a chicken shed and massacred 920 chickens with a golf club and possibly another instrument, officials said. Investigators found a piece of a golf club at the scene. Foster Farms is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and prosecution. Mom accused of helping son in drive-by shooting SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman is accused of driving her teenage son by a convenience store to shoot at rival gang members he had been fighting with at school. Prosecutors said Lisa Egersdorf picked up her 17-year-old son from his Salt Lake City school and was behind the wheel when he fired several shots at the group. Charging documents show she asked, “Did you get them?” after he fired at their car. No one was hurt in the Sept. 22 drive-by shooting. Police said Damian Garcia yelled “Mom, they just jumped me,” when and he and his friends got into his mother’s car in the school parking lot after the fight. She responded, “It’s all right, we’re going to get them,” according to charging documents. One of the shots hit a woman’s car after she stopped at the 7-Eleven in the middle-class neighborhood. Egersdorf later told investigators she and her son are part of the same gang, police said. She acknowledged driving Garcia by the 7-Eleven, but denied the shots came from her car, according to jail records. Garcia was charged with 10 felonies, including aggravated assault and six counts of firing a gun. His mother was charged with 10 felonies and three misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment. 15 feared dead in explosives factory blast SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Authorities say a blast at an explosives factory in northwestern Bulgaria may have killed as many as 15 people. The explosion, which also left three people injured, occurred near the village of Gorni Lom, some 120 kilometers (75 miles) north of the capital, Sofia, late on Wednesday. Police said smaller explosions continued for several more hours. Civil Defense chief Nikolai Nikolov said Thursday that the site cannot be inspected by rescue teams until at least 24 hours after the last blast and only then he will he be able to give the exact number of victims. The cause of the explosions at the factory, owned by a private Bulgarian company, is not immediately clear. In two previous accidents at the site six people have been injured. (Continued on page 14) samoa news, Thursday, October 2, 2014 Page 13 California community reels after mayor shot dead BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) — She was his high school sweetheart and wife of 28 years. He was mayor of the modest Los Angeles suburb where they moved and had two kids just after they were married. Daniel Crespo, mayor of Bell Gardens, is now dead from a fatal gunshot wound that authorities say was fired by his wife, though she had not been arrested and no charges had been filed Wednesday. Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials who interviewed both Crespo’s wife and son said Levette Crespo shot her husband several times Tuesday afternoon after he got into a physical altercation with their 19-yearold son. Crespo, 45, was pronounced dead at a hospital A message left with Levette Crespo’s attorney, Eber Bayona, was not immediately returned, but he announced plans to hold a news conference on the case Thursday. At the family’s home Wednesday, in a modern, well-maintained neighborhood of townhouses, a wreath had been placed on the door of the Crespo home. “He was such an awesome person. He was forever walking around, talking with people, house to house,” said a neighbor, 63-year-old retiree Florence Chavez. Another neighbor, Margarita Rios, said any problem she had Crespo would help her solve. “A very good person, very friendly,” the 54-yearold nursing assistant said in Spanish, adding she barely knew the mayor’s 43-year-old wife, Levette. “She’d leave in the car from the garage. I never saw her. I couldn’t even remember her,” she said. A biography on the Bell Gardens website said the pair were high school sweethearts who married as teenagers in 1986. They also have a grown daughter. Sheriff’s Deputy Crystal Hernandez said authorities believe the two were fighting when their son, Daniel, tried to intervene and got into a struggle with his father. His mother then got a gun and opened fire, Hernandez said. Bell Gardens, a city of about 43,000, is one of a series of nondescript suburbs located just southeast of Los Angeles. Carved out of what was originally a land grant awarded to a Mexican soldier in the 1700s, the 2.5-square mile city is bordered by several other small towns. One is the city of Bell, which became synonymous with municipal corruption after several former officials were convicted of fleecing millions from taxpayers and padding their salaries. Bell Gardens City Council members serve part-time and rotate the mayor’s position among themselves. Crespo, who was elected to the council in 2001, had been a Los Angeles County deputy probation officer for 15 years, according to the city’s website. Los Angeles County CEO Bill Fujioka said Crespo had been with the department for more than 20 years. He had also served on the Bell Gardens Planning Commission. “When not working or participating in the very time-consuming activities of being an elected official, Mayor Crespo enjoys spending time with his family and being involved in community events, especially those that benefit the youth,” his website biography said. With the investigation into shooting death of a suburban Los Angeles mayor moving forward, area residents recalled the victim as an outgoing neighbor who was willing to lend a hand. Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo, 45, was killed Tuesday, and authorities suspect his wife of 28 years in his death. Sheriff’s officials said Levette Crespo shot her husband several times after he got into a physical altercation with their 19-year- old son. Crespo was pronounced dead at a hospital. No one was arrested. A message left with Levette Crespo’s attorney, Eber Bayona, was not immediately returned. At the family’s home Wednesday, in a modern, well-maintained neighborhood of townhouses, a wreath had been placed on the door of the Crespo home. “He was such an awesome person. He was forever walking around, talking with people, house to house,” said a neighbor, 63-year-old retiree Florence Chavez. Another neighbor, Margarita Rios, said any problem she had Crespo would help her solve. “A very good person, very friendly,” the 54-yearold nursing assistant said in Spanish, adding she barely knew the mayor’s 43-year-old wife, Levette. “She’d leave in the car from the garage. I never saw her. I couldn’t even remember her,” she said. A biography on the Bell Gardens website said the pair were high school sweethearts who married as teenagers in 1986. They also have a grown daughter. Sheriff’s Deputy Crystal Hernandez said authorities believe the two were fighting when their son, Daniel, tried to intervene and got into a struggle with his father. His mother then got a gun and opened fire, Hernandez said. Bell Gardens, a city of about 43,000, is one of a series of nondescript suburbs located just southeast of Los Angeles. Carved out of what was originally a land grant awarded to a Mexican soldier in the 1700s, the 2.5-square mile city is bordered by several other small towns. One is the city of Bell, which became synonymous with municipal corruption after several former officials were convicted of fleecing millions from taxpayers and padding their salaries. Bell Gardens City Council members serve part-time and rotate the mayor’s position among themselves. Crespo, who was elected to the council in 2001, had been a Los Angeles County deputy probation officer for 15 years, according to the city’s website. Los Angeles County CEO Bill Fujioka said Crespo had been with the department for more than 20 years. He had also served on the Bell Gardens Planning Commission. “When not working or participating in the very time-consuming activities of being an elected official, Mayor Crespo enjoys spending time with his family and being involved in community events, especially those that benefit the youth,” his website biography said. Crespo’s fellow council members issued a statement through the website offering their condolences. “Our thoughts and prayers should be with Mayor Crespo’s family at this tragic time,” it said. AMERICAN SAMOA GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA 96799 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Job Title: SENIOR ENGINEER Posting Date: September 3, 2014 Department/Division: Public Works/Civil Highway Closing Date: October 14, 2014 Type of Position: Full Time/Permanent Appointment Posting Type: Employment Opportunity/ Open to the Public Serial No.: 210-14 Announcement No.: 210-14 Pay Range: GS 16 $25,012 - $55,172 Note: This is exempted from the freeze as per the Governor’s General Memorandum. General Description: The incumbent of this position is responsible for managing highly visible and sensitive projects and for supervising subordinate engineering staff performing several projects. The individual will supervise and coordinate professional civil or structural engineering work in the field and office and to perform related work as required. The incumbent reports directly to the Deputy Treasurer and/or the Treasurer and is responsible for the daily management and administration of the Government Financial System. Manage strategy and process to ensure the seamless integration of all the financial modules in order to provide sound and accurate financial information for the government. Maintain the integrity of systems financial data essential for decision making at the top level with the Governor and Legislature and throughout the middle management of government with the department heads. Key Duties and Responsibilities: • Plans, assigns, trains, instructs, assists, supervises, and evaluates the work of professional and technical staff • Prepares technical and engineering correspondence and reports • Provides technical expertise on matters pertaining to policies, procedures, practices, standards and departmental position on pending discretionary actions to public and private agencies and individuals • Recommends selection and fee negotiations to provide competent, cost effective consultants • Plans, organizes, directs and controls resources assigned to best accomplish the assigned functions within budget and at maximum effectiveness • Enforces the appropriate Departmental Policies and Directors Letters of Instructions • Prepares engineering documents including structural drawings, contract proposals, material lists, reinforcements and structural specifications for a wide variety of earthwork projects and structures • Reviews and checks structural designs, calculations, contractors shop drawings, and engineering drawings for construction, repair, and maintenance projects • Selects and uses computer software to develop engineering and mathematical analysis of design problems in hydraulics and hydrology, drainage and control facilities, solid waste disposal operations, highway design, traffic control, water distribution and rehabilitation studies, air and water quality design standard determinations • Reviews proposed projects to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements • Directs field crews engaged in a variety of engineering construction, maintenance, and repair activities on service contracts and projects • Examines and checks building plans and specifications for compliance with various codes and regulations to assure good structural practices and to determine errors in design or construction • Establishes design requirements/standards for permit applications and assures proper structural engineering practices • Provides guidance to technical or junior staff on code compliance matters • Acts as a liaison between the construction industry and other governmental offices • Supervise and evaluate the work performance of technical staff • Provides responsive, high quality service to department employees, representatives of outside agencies and members of the public by providing accurate, complete and up-to-date information, in a courteous, efficient and timely manner • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned. Knowledge Skill and Ability • Modern civil engineering theories, procedures and methods to solve a wide range of engineering problems • Identify and define technical and administrative problems, identify and evaluate alternative solutions and select and implement the best alternative • Skills and abilities to serve as a group supervisor or project leader in planning, review proposed project to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements • Ability to prepare and check engineering design, detail estimates, plans and specifications Academic and Experience Requirements: Applicant must have a Master Degree in related field from an accredited college/university plus 5 years of work related experience; 3 years of Supervisory capacity OR Bachelor Degree plus 6 years; 4 years of Supervisory capacity. Years of progressively responsible working experience may be substituted for portion of the academic requirement. Salary will be adjusted according to experience. Complete information concerning this vacancy may be obtained from the Personnel Division of the Depa rtment of Human Resources, or please contact the Recruitment unit at 633-4485/633-5357. Page 14 samoa news, Thursday, October 2, 2014 ➧ Overtime negotiations… ➧ NEWS IN BRIEF… and advancement or promotion of employees within the Department. Other exempt employees are elected officials like the governor, lt. governor, or equivalent appointees, those who serve on a policy making level, district representatives, and Senators — with the exception of Legislative Research Bureau employees. He said pre-approved overtime is required with every department. During his presentation, he also pointed out that any work required of the employee or permitted by an employer must be compensated, including wait times, meal or rest periods and time on premises (engaged in work benefiting the organization). He explained there are two authorized (15 minute) paid breaks and a meal which is 30 minutes. He also urged the directors to report all working hours to the Payroll Division. Thompson also emphasized that the HR Director has primary responsibility for establishing and administering procedures for filling vacancies in compliance with appropriate federal and ASG rules. However, all employees and supervisors share responsibility for the successful operation of the system. He explained that, in accordance with local statute, the official effective date of the recruitment and placement actions, as well as other personnel actions, is established by the office of Human Resources, except in the case of resignation, the date of which is established by the employee who is resigning. Effective dates are not made on a retroactive basis. The DHR director stated that in no instance will a government official allow an employee to enter on duty unless he has been assured by the Director of Human Resources or a designated member of his staff that the appointment action has been approved. Violations expose ASG to employer liability and subject ASG to: payment of back wages, liquidated damages and attorney fees. Thompson said ASG will carry the burden if the directors do not heed the regulations and follow the rules. In addition, he said that Directors cannot transfer or move a permanent employee from one position to another in the same or another class between agencies. It requires the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources and in the case of the Judicial Branch, the Chief Justice. He said existing positions without funding will be suspended without pay, until a funding source is secured through appropriation by the Legislature of American Samoa — if it is deemed that these positions are critical to the needs of the American Samoa Government. The HR director said It would not be legal to use funds that were earmarked for other activities to meet these unbudgeted obligations. “Existing contracts will continued until their expiration, at which time they will not be renewed. Change Orders or Contract Amendments will not be permitted unless thoroughly justified to the governor, highlighting benefits to be accrued resulting from the proposed change order or amendments. “No new contracts will be rewarded without clear justification of the funding sources and availability of said funds is unrestricted,” the director emphasized. He added, “It is the policy of ASG to prohibit the use of Direct Payment Vouchers to pay employees of the government,” and concluded, “Failure to adhere to these policy directives underscores our ability to ensure maximum accountability and transparency in the use of public funds.” Filipinos express support for Hong Kong protest MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Filipinos opposed to Chinese claims in the South China Sea expressed support Thursday for the prodemocracy movement in Hong Kong, saying Beijing should not use force to stop the protests in the global financial hub or in resolving its territorial disputes with the Philippines. About 50 members of the Akbayan party carried yellow umbrellas to symbolize the “fight for democracy” in Hong Kong and black ones for the China’s “undemocratic practices in the region” during a picket at the Chinese consular office in the Philippine capital. Many carried placards saying “Be Strong Hong Kong” and chanted the same message. Organizers called on Filipinos to post “selfies” showing them carrying umbrellas as a sign of support for the Hong Kong protesters’ demands for universal suffrage and other electoral reforms. Latest suicide attack in Afghanistan kills 3 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Officials say that a suicide bomber has killed three army officers and wounded seven others in Kabul, a day after two such attacks killed 11. A district police chief, Hafeiz Khan, said the suicide bomber blew himself up Thursday morning in front of an army minibus that was taking the soldiers to work. Taliban spokesman Zabiullha Mhujahid sent a text message taking responsibility for the attack. On Wednesday, Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul, killing 11 people and wounding about 20 others. Tony Bennett sets mark as oldest act with No. 1 LP NEW YORK (AP) — Even at age 88, Tony Bennett is still reaching No. 1 on the charts. The singer is once again the oldest performer with a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 for “Cheek to Cheek,” his jazz duets collaboration with Lady Gaga. “Cheek to Cheek” sold more than 131,000 copies since its release last week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, edging ahead of new albums by Kenny Chesney and Barbra Streisand. The placement gives Bennett his second No. 1 overall and Gaga her third consecutive No. 1 album. Bennett established the previous record of 85 years old with the 2011 release of “Duets II,” an album that included a song with Lady Gaga. “Cheek to Cheek” also landed at No. 1 on the jazz albums and traditional jazz album charts. Continued from page 1 Continued from page 12 Motorist charged with Palos Verdes DUI rampage TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office says a 66-year-old man accused of a drunken-driving rampage in the Palos Verdes area last year has pleaded not guilty to numerous charges. William Thomas Kelly was arraigned Tuesday on 10 felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon, two felony counts of criminal threats; and one felony count each of DUI causing injury and vandalism over $400. He also faces six misdemeanor counts of hit-andrun driving. Prosecutors allege that on Sept. 26, 2013, Kelly ran a cyclist off a road, and when the cyclist yelled at him, Kelly backed his car over the bike and nearly struck the victim. Kelly is accused of then crashing into other cars and aiming his vehicle at other victims before crashing through several fences. San Francisco expands free public Wi-Fi access SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco launched free Wi-Fi access at more than 30 public parks, plazas and recreation areas on Wednesday, thanks to a grant from Google. “Wi-Fi in our city’s parks is another step toward a larger vision of connectivity for our City as a whole, bridging the digital divide and ensuring that our diverse communities have access to innovation,” Mayor Ed Lee said in a statement. Internet giant Google donated about $600,000 to help the city buy and install Wi-Fi equipment and cover maintenance cost for two years, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Ex-state worker sentenced in ID theft activities SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former state employee has been sentenced to 210 days in jail for using his work computers in pursuit of ways to commit identity theft. The Sacramento Bee reported Tuesday that 34-year-old Matthew Shadle pleaded no contest to a felony charge of unlawfully accessing and removing information from government computers and a misdemeanor charge of possessing identifying information of more than 10 people with the intent to defraud. Shadle, a former associate governmental program analyst with the California Correctional Health Care Services, was arrested in August. Authorities say an investigation revealed that Shadle used his work computers to search for ways to commit identity theft and that he duplicated files containing the identifying information of many of his former co-workers. ➧ LBJ Board violated law… Continued from page 1 Mase told the Senators that they also sought the assistance of an attorney on this, and the board was advised that the decision lies with the board if they proceed with the additional monthly compensation. (Samoa News should point out that LBJ hospital no longer has an attorney on staff, since 2013. Mase did not refer to the attorney they asked for assistance by name, nor did the senators ask for the lawyer’s identity.) The board chair further explained that it’s not $200 a meeting, rather if there are more than two meetings a month then they receive the additional $200, but it’s on a monthly basis. “This would help with paying for the gas of the vehicles, and as of now we are trying to hold only two meetings a month so that way we don’t have to be compensated,” Mase explained. Laolagi noted that if the board has sought the legal opinion from an attorney and this is the end result, then there is still the need to amend the statute, because [otherwise] this cannot happen. The senator said if another committee comes in, they too will move to make amendments. “It’s not just the hospital board, but there are other boards that may circumvent ways that would be beneficial for them. That’s the reason behind my concern.” Laolagi, who seemed to continue disagreeing that the hospital board had the right, under the law, to increase their stipends, urged the board to look at changing the statute if the members feel they need to receive more compensation for the additional meetings. However, he also told the LBJ board that if anything — “that is your service to your people and your calling, but if you want to increase your compensation then the statute needs to be amended.” samoa news, Thursday, October 2, 2014 Page 15 ➧ COMMUNITY BRIEFS… Continued from page 6 FLARES FOR LOCAL FISHERMEN STILL NOT HERE The free flares that were supposed to be issued to local fishermen under the subsidy program approved by Governor Lolo M. Moliga for the Dept. of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR) are yet to arrive, as the items are Class 1 explosives and require special permits and a ton of paperwork in order to get them shipped to the territory. Andy Wearing of Samoa Gases, charged with shipping the items from California, told Samoa News yesterday that he is trying to get the flares air-freighted and an estimated arrival date is not yet known. He said the special permits necessary to get the flares shipped are similar to the ones required to ship explosives for blowing up quarries. Although a lot of paperwork is required, Wearing said of the flares, “We need them.” The flares are the only items left to be issued to local fishermen who are registered with DMWR. Ropes were provided earlier this year for ‘alia boat owners, to promote and encourage bottom fishing. In late August, 20 registered boat owners were presented life vests, throw ropes, ring buoys, fire extinguishers, and first aid kits at the DMWR compound. In addition, they also received “very expensive” personal locater beacons (EPIRB), valued at $500 a piece. The beacons are a US Coast Guard requirement. All the items for the fishermen are free of charge under the subsidy program. There are certain qualifications that need to be met in order for local boat owners to take advantage of the services offered under the subsidy program. These include a valid registration for the boat, valid licenses for all fishermen, and an official record of the catch at the DMWR office for data purposes. In addition to providing equipment and supplies, the subsidy program also provides fuel at a rate of $1.75 per gallon, but only for ‘alia boat owners who produce the appropriate data. The subsidy program also allowed DMWR to conduct workshops and training in small engine repair for boaters in both Tutuila and the Manu’a Islands earlier this year. More information on the subsidy program can be obtained by calling the DMWR Boating Division directly at 633-4456. Former President Jimmy Carter, right, waves after blowing out candles on a birthday cake as wife Rosalynn looks on during his 90th birthday celebration, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman) GHC Reid & Company Ltd. Tafuna Industrial Park P.O. Box 1269, Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799 Tel # 684 699-1854; Fax # 684 699-2869 Email: [email protected] EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ➧ COURT BRIEFS… Continued from page 2 to view, hear and decide motion, what is not clear is whether the subpoenas, which were issued on September 18, 2014 have been officially quashed, as they were issued prior to the date on which the order was issued — September 19, 2014. “The subpoenas are inappropriate and inapplicable before the Appellate Court as the standard of review of the Chief Election officer’s decisions is not “de novo.” (De novo means it is deciding the issues without reference to the legal conclusions) Saulo’s attorneys further point out that these two subpoenas are still within the control of petitioner and may still be used to receive documents that she has no legal right to. The motion to quash was granted. MAN FROM SAMOA BROUGHT PACKAGE CONTAINING MARIJUANA into airport The Department of Public Safety, Vice and Narcotics Division arrested a man on Monday, after K9 Grace alerted near a man from Samoa who had just arrived at the airport. According to police, the marijuana was found inside the suspect’s belongings as it was packed inside bags of chips. Police estimated the value at close to $7,000 USD. Police told Samoa News the man told them that he was approached by a woman at the airport in Samoa, asking if he could bring a package from Samoa to the territory. According to the police, a woman who was at the Tafuna airport to pick up the package was also taken in for questioning. ➧ Tupe malo i ovataimi… Mai itulau 9 Sa ia fautuaina le kapeneta, e le toe totogiina e le malo ni ova taimi e faaputuputu i le laulau a le Fa’atonusili, ae tatau ona ripoti ova taimi i le taimi lava e maua ai, ma fa’amanino le mafua’aga na ala ai ona maua mai nei ova taimi. Na taua e le afioga i le ali’i kovana ia Lolo Matalasi Moliga ina ua saunoa i le mataupu o ova taimi e fa’apea, e ui o le tele o itula o ova taimi na fautuaina e le DOL le faigamalo e totogi, o itula na tauave mai i le nofoaiga ua mavae, peita’i e le i manatu le malo e taofi le totogiina atu o nei itula, ona o le manatu, o tupe nei e tatau ona maua e tagata faigaluega e tusa ai o le latou tautua sa faia. Na fa’atepa e Lolo lana kapeneta i le isi faafitauli o lo o tau ave e le malo i le taimi nei, ona o le 95% o tupe fa’aalu a le malo o lo o alu i totogi o tagata faigaluega. Fesootai mai i le tusitala ia [email protected] SALES AND MARKETING MANAGER Marketing and Sales Manager Job Purpose: Accomplishes business development activities by researching and developing marketing opportunities and plans; implementing sales plans; managing staff. Marketing and Sales Manager Job Duties: Accomplishes marketing and sales human resource objectives by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation actions; enforcing policies and procedures. Achieves marketing and sales operational objectives by contributing marketing and sales information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; implementing change. Meets marketing and sales financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions. Determines annual and gross-profit plans by forecasting and developing annual sales quotas; projecting expected sales volume and profit for existing and new products; analyzing trends and results; establishing pricing strategies; recommending selling prices; monitoring costs, competition, supply, and demand. Accomplishes marketing and sales objectives by planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating advertising, merchandising, and trade promotion programs; developing field sales action plans. Identifies marketing opportunities by identifying consumer requirements; defining market, competitor’s share, and competitor’s strengths and weaknesses; forecasting projected business; establishing targeted market share. Improves product marketability and profitability by researching, identifying, and capitalizing on market opportunities; improving product packaging; coordinating new product development. Sustains rapport with key accounts by making periodic visits; exploring specific needs; anticipating new opportunities. Provides information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends. Protects organization’s value by keeping information confidential. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations. Accomplishes marketing and organization mission by completing related results as needed. Skills: Financial Planning and Strategy, Marketing Concepts, Positioning, People Management, Territory Management, Sales Planning, Competitive Analysis, Understanding the Customer, Product Development, Client Relationships, Creative Services Qualifications: A university degree in marketing or business studies is preferred; or a minimum of seven years of related experience or training in sales and marketing; or the equivalent combination of formal education and experience. Problemsolving and analytical skills to interpret sales and performance and market trend information. Proven ability to motivate and lead the sales team. Experience in developing marketing and sales strategies. Excellent oral and written communication skills, plus a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required. A valid local driver’s license is mandatory. Salary Package: Commensurate with experience Closing Date: October 13, 2014 Applicants may pick up applications and/or drop off their resumes at the GHC Reid office in Tafuna, or email [email protected] . Page 16 samoa news, Thursday, October 2, 2014 C M Y K C M Y K Brendan Dirks, 26, of Dana Point carries the 15lb 9oz California spiny lobster he caught Monday night to release it back to the ocean off Dana Point Headlands, (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Leonard Ortiz) the location where he caught it. The lobster was about 1/2-pound short of the state record. ➧ Tu’uaia Komiti Fa’afoe LBJ… Mai itulau 1 O ni isi o ia suiga e aofia ai le fa’aitiitia o le tupe e totogi e vaai ai le foma’i i le $5, atoa ai ma le tele o tupe o lo o nofo aitalafu ai ni isi i le falema’i e le o mafai ona ao. “E leai se mea faapena o le le mafai lea ona ao tupe o lo o nofo aitalafu ai le atunuu i le falema’i”, o le saunoaga lea a Nuanuaolefeagaiga ma lona si’ufofoga ua matua leoleoa lava i luga, lea na mafua ai loa ona aga’i atu ni isi o tagata faigaluega a le fono e fia fa’alogologo po o le se mataupu matuia o lo o vavao ai le senate ma le komiti fa’afoe a le falema’i. “Faitau miliona ma miliona tupe o lo o la’u atu e fesoasoani ai i le falema’i, ao lea lava e matagi togaina lo tatou Sa ona o le tele o fa’afitauli o lo o tula’i mai i le falema’i. O le fesili la ua tula’i mai, o ai e mafua ai fa’aletonu nei? O le tali, o le tautai. Ae afai e fesili po o ai le tautai, o le tali, o oe (Mase) le tautai o le falema’i”, o le saunoaga lea a Nuanuaolefeagaiga. “Afai e saili le mafua’aga o le aami soo o outou e le fono ma fesiligia i le tele o le mau fa’afitauli o lo o tutupu i le falema’i, e mafua ona o outou le Komiti Fa’afoe, ae i lo’u talitonuga, afai e toe tula’i mai ni fa’aletonu i ni foma’i, tutuli ese na foma’i”, o le isi lea saunoaga a Nuanuaolefeagaiga, ma ia talosaga atu ai loa i le alii senatoa ia Mauga, o le a fa’amuta ana fesili ona ua tau oso lona toto maualuga. Ina ua fesiligia e le afioga a Laolagi Fonoti Savali Vaeao le Komiti Fa’afoe, e faamanino le mataupu e faatatau i tupe ia ua latou fa’aopoopo i tupe o lo o totogi ai latou o sui o le Komiti Fa’afoe, na taua ai e Leilua e faapea, o se fautuaga sa tuuina atu e le Pulesili a le LBJ na faatoa mavae atu nei, ina ia i ai se vaega tupe e fa’aopoopo i tupe fa’ameaalofa o lo o latou maua, ona o le tele o galuega o lo o fa’atino e le Komiti Fa’afoe mo ana fonotaga. Mo se fa’ataitaiga e pei ona saunoa Leilua, o le ta’i $5,000 i le tausaga lea e maua e sui o le komiti faafoe, atoa ai ma le $6,000 mo le taitaifono, o lo o aofia i lalo o le tulafono le fa’atasi ona fono le komiti i le masina, peita’i talu ona latou tula’i mai, toeitiiti lava o aso uma latou te fono ai, ona o le tau sailia o ni auala e foia ai fa’afitauli o lo o tula’i mai i le falemai, ma mafua ai loa ona avatu le fautuaga a le CEO ua mavae, e faaopoopo sina ta’i $200 i le masina mo totino o le komiti, pe afai e ova atu ma le fa’atolu ona fono le komiti i le masina. Na taua e Mase, e na o le masina na te’a nei na totogi ai le tupe fa’aopoopo lea e pei ona taua ina ua talia e le komiti le fautuaga, fa’atasi ai ma le fautuaga, o le a lava le ta’i lua o a latou fonotaga i le masina, ina ia taofia le totogiina o le tupe e pei ona fesiligia. Ae na saunoa Laolagi, i lona talitonuga, o ni isi galuega e sili atu i lo galuega o lo o fa’atulafono mo le komiti fa’afoe, o taulaga na ma le galuega ua valaauina ai e le Atua ta’ita’i e faia e tautua ai le atunuu. Sa ia talosagaina foi le komiti faafoe ina ia toe tagai i le tulafono, lea e faatulafono atu ai lenei mataupu, ae le o le nonofo lava o le komiti faafoe ma fa’aopoopo tupe latou te maua. Fesootai mai i le tusitala ia [email protected] A surfer loses arm in shark attack in Western Australia SYDNEY (AP) — A man had part of his arm torn off by a suspected great white shark while surfing off the coast of Western Australia on Thursday, officials said. The man was surfing at Wylie Bay in the town of Esperance on Western Australia’s remote southern coast when he was attacked by what is believed to be a 4-meter (13-foot) great white, Esperance Shire President Malcolm Heasman said. A fellow surfer managed to get the victim to shore and to a nearby parking lot where there was an off-duty ambulance officer, Heasman said. The ambulance officer gave the man first aid while they waited for help to arrive. The victim lost one arm below the elbow and had extensive injuries on his other arm, likely from trying to fend off the shark, Heasman said. The man, who was a visitor to the area, also had lacerations to his legs. He was in stable condi- tion and was being flown to a hospital in Perth for treatment. Police had retrieved the man’s surfboard, which was covered in bite marks. Beaches in the area were closed and fisheries officials were trying to catch the shark, state fisheries department spokeswoman Donna Cole said. It was the second attack by a suspected great white shark in the waters off Esperance in a year. Last October, a man was seriously injured by what officials believe was a great white while diving for abalone off Poison Creek, an area near the town. There had been a few shark sightings in the Wylie Bay area in recent weeks, though that’s not considered unusual for the area during the Australian spring, Heasman said. Although sharks are common in Australian waters, the country has averaged fewer than two fatal attacks per year in recent decades. Ex-cop pleads guilty in drugstore killings RUTLEDGE, Tenn. (AP) — A former police officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to murdering two people while robbing a pharmacy in the town he was once sworn to protect. District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn said in a phone interview that 38-year-old Jason Holt on Wednesday was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murders in the small town of Bean Station, with a population of about 3,000. According to records, Holt walked into the Down Home Pharmacy around 11:15 a.m. on May 23, 2013, armed with a .22-caliber revolver and wearing gloves and a hoodie pulled up over his face. He ordered everyone in the shop to get behind the counter and then demanded drugs. After he was given nine bottles of oxycodone, Holt shot pharmacy owner Stephen Lovell, customer Richard Sommerville and two employees. Lovell and Sommerville died, while the two employees survived, although Dunn said the survivors continue to suffer from their injuries. Dunn said he believes Holt shot everyone to eliminate witnesses in the town where he used to police the streets. “He was a regular customer there,” Dunn said. “They knew him and he knew them.” Holt was captured within minutes in a wooded area behind the pharmacy. Dunn said he could have pursued a death penalty case but decided to allow the plea after consulting with the victims and their relatives. The plea means the victims and their relatives will not have to endure years of legal proceedings, Dunn said. And the sentence of life without the possibility of parole allayed their concerns that Holt could get out of prison. Besides working as Bean Station officer, Holt was a deputy for Grainger County until he was placed on medical leave in 2004.